Brown Twisted Moth
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
This caterpillar has been found feeding on
The adult moth of this species is brown with dark blotches. The forewings have white spots near the recurved wingtips, and wavy margins. The hindwings each have a black and white pattern on the hind margin There is a purple blotch underneath the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 5 cms. The adult moth is inclined to curve its abdomen to one side when at rest.
The species has been found in Australia in
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 12-13.
Malcolm J. Scoble & Ted Edwards,
Parepisparis Bethune-Baker and the composition of the Oenochrominae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae),
Journal Entomologica Scandinavica,,
Vol. 20, Part 4 (1989), p. 391, figs 25, 26, 36, 55, 65, 69.
(updated 18 June 2013, 20 January 2020)