(one synonym : Xenosina detrita Warren, 1900)
CABERINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
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 female adult moth is brown with each wing having an indistinct dark transverse band. The forewings have hooked wingtips. At rest the wings are held flat. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The males have a variable dark pattern near the middle of the margin, and a dark dot in the cell of every wing.
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, 29 July 2018, 20 May 2020)