Small Point Moth
LITHININI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)
The Caterpillar of this species is a green looper, with some vague pale lines and patches, and sparse stiff hairs, each arising from a black dot. The caterpillar feeds on Ferns (POLYPODIOPHYTA), such as:
The wings of the adult moths of this species are brown, each with several variable markings sometimes including a vague diagonal line across each wing. The forewing tips are slightly hooked, and the margin of each wing has a bulge about halfway. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 10-11.
Thomas P. Lucas,
On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1892), pp. 80-81.
(written 29 January 2017, updated 10 August 2018, 28 October 2020)