(previously known as Boarmia exsuperata)
Thick-lined Bark Moth
BOARMIINI , ENNOMINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)
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 adult moths are grey or brown with a complex pattern of light and dark markings, including two incomplete black lines across each hindwing, one across each forewing, and one across the thorax. 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)