(previously known as Boarmia exsuperata)
Thick-lined Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
The early instars of this Caterpillar are off-white with some small dark dots, and a pale brown head.
Later instars are green with some black spots, and have a reddish-brown head.
The last instar is green but nearly covered in black dots.
The pupa is greenish brown. The pupa of a male clearly shows the pectinations developing on the antennae.
The adult moths are grey or brown with a variable complex pattern of light and dark markings, often including two incomplete wavy black lines across each hindwing, one across each forewing, and one across the thorax. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have feathery antennae with four rami per segment. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 18-19, 22-23.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 21 (1860), p. 393, No. 124.
(updated 24 July 2013, 6 July 2018, 13 October 2020)