LITHININI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)
These caterpillars are brown with a yellow stripe along each side and dark markings. The feed on :
The adult moth is pale brown with a pale submarginal stripe, and sometimes a dark spot near the middle of each forewing. The forewings have hooktips and a marginal cusp. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The eggs are spherical and white, developing red markings as hatching approaches.
The species is found the southern half of Australia in
Both of the genera Gynopteryx and Metrocampa are inappropriate for this species, but a suitable genus has yet to be found.
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
On a Small Collection of Lepidoptera from Melbourne,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology,
Fifth Series, Volume 9, No. 50 (1882), p. 91, No. 23.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 366.
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 10-11.
(updated 18 June 2005, 21 April 2018)