(previously known as Chogada perlepidaria)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jill Campbell, Sunshine Beach, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species has blotchy brown markings. It walks in a looper fashion as it only has 2 pairs of prolegs.
When worried: the caterpillar curls up, tucking its head under its abdomen. The caterpillars grows to a length of avbout 3 cms. It pupates in the ground debris, forming a black pupa.
The adult moth of this species is grey with brown markings. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 62.
New genera and species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epilemidae and geometridae from the Indo-Australian and Palaearctic regions,
Volume 7 (1900), pp. 112-113, No. 38.
(updated 15 February 2010, 20 September 2020)