(one synonym : Xenosina detrita Warren, 1900)
CABERINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)
The Caterpillars of this species are initially white with dark brown dots and a pale brown head. Later the body becomes pale green with yellow between the segments.
The adult moth is brown with each wing having an indistinct dark band.
Sometimes, specimens have a rusty brown trident marking near the margin of each wing. The forewings have hooked wingtips. At rest the wings are held flat. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The eggs are egg-shaped, smooth, and buff coloured. They are laid singly.
The species may be found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 14-15.
Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), p. 430, No. 402.
(updated 14 December 2009)