(one synonym : Boarmia baryspila Turner, 1947)
Chequered Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Mike & Pat Coupar
(Photo: courtesy of Mike and Pat Coupar, from: "Flying Colours",1992)
The Caterpillars of this species green with yellow between the segments, and some black and white markings, including on a small horn on the tail. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of :
They are loopers with only two pairs of prolegs. The caterpillars grow to a length of about 4 cms.
The caterpillars pupate in a loose cocoon in the debris on the soil surface.
The adult moth has a delicate pattern in shades of grey. At rest the wings are held flat. They have a span of about 4 cms.
The species may be found in the south-eastern quarter of Australia, including
Further reading :
Pat and Mike Coupar,
New South Wales University Press, Sydney 1992, p. 38.
Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch,
Notes on Australian Boarmiidae and Oenochromidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of new species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 69 (1944), p. 192.
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 22-23.
(updated 13 September 2010, 27 July 2018, 16 May 2021)