(one synonym : Aspilates dissutata Walker, 1862)
MACARIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Catherine J. Young)
These Caterpillars are loopers, having most prolegs missing. Initially the caterpillars are grey with a brown head.
Later they become purplish-brown.
The adult moths are a speckled fawn colour, Some individuals have a dark spot near the middle of each wing. Others have a dark submarginal line bounding a dark area on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 129, No. 1127, and also Plate 14, fig. 1.
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 16-17.
(updated 4 May 2011, 12 July 2016)