OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are brown with various variable dark spots. One arc of spots across each forewing is orange. There are dark dots around the periphery of each wing. Both of the males and the females in this genus have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is around 2.5 cms. In their natural resting pose, the moths hold their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings, and the dark marks on the forewing hind margins line up and disrupt the gestalt.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), pp. 186-187.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 16-17.
(written 9 May 2014, updated 4 December 2016)