Black Bark Moth
(one synonym : Boarmia phaeopasta Turner, 1947)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)
These Caterpillars are brown with varying dark markings. The caterpillars have reduced prolegs, so they walk in a looper fashion. They rest typically holding onto a twig with their hind legs, looking like another twig.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moths of this species are grey-brown with complex dense dark markings. The wings have scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1875), p. 4, and also Plate 126, fig. 1.
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 22-23.
(written 5 August 2017, updated 27 July 2018)