(one synonym : Chogada anestiaria Swinhoe, 1915)
BOARMIINI , ENNOMINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The eggs of this species are green, and laid in an irregular array near the tip of the leaf of a foodplant.
The Caterpillar is a uniformly brown looper, with a smooth but wrinkled skin, and it has only two set of prolegs. Ours was found feeding on :
near Redfern Station in Sydney, and grew to about 4 cms.
It pupated in the soil.
The adult moth emerged in only nine days, and was brownish-grey with wavy lines, and had a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species has been found as several subspecies in south-east Asia in:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 61.
Colonel C. Swinhoe,
New Species of Indo-Malayan Lepidoptera,
Annals and magazine of natural history,
Series 8, Volume 16, Number 93 (1915), p. 184.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera - Geometrites (continued),
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
5th Series, Part 26 (1863), pp. 1539-1540.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 145.
(updated 8 November 2010, 31 January 2015)