(formerly known as Xanthorhoe lychnota)
MACARIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species have pale brown forewings with indistict darker wavy bands enclosing orange areas. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The males and females are very similar, except the females have thread-like antennae, and the males have bipectinate antennae. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 16-17.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 25 (1900), pp. 404-405.
(written 28 March 2018, updated 11 August 2018, 27 December 2021)