(formerly known as Tephrosia fractaria)
Ringed Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)
The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with broken zigzag dark brown lines across the wings. The abdomen has a pair of dark dots one the back of most segments.
The undersides are pale brown with a dark spot in the centre of each wing. Like most geometrids, the moth rests with wings outspread. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in:
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 270-271, No. 424.
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 30-31.
(updated 16 September 2013, 9 July 2018, 30 August 2020)