(one synonym : Hyposidra australis Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks Townsville, Queensland)
The young Caterpillars of this species are black with bands of white spots. The caterpillars have been found feeding on:
The male adult moths are brown with a wavy white line across each forewing. The males are only 2/3 the size of the female. The male wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The female adult moths are brown with two wavy lines one each forewing enclosing a variable pale or dark brown area. The forewings of the female each have a concave edge on the margin and an arc of white spots near the wingtip. The females have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.6, p. 367-368.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 64.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 12, and also Plate 129, figs, 23-24.
Uranides et Phalénites II,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 150, No. 1171.
(updated 7 January 2013, 24 January 2018)