(one synonym : Casbia rosacea Holloway, 1979)
CABERINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
early instar, magnified
(Photo: courtesy of Carol & Trevor Deane, Dorrigo, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species are initially greenish with a pale brown head and claspers. The caterpillars have reduced prolegs, so walk in a looper fashion.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on various trees in RHAMNACEAE, including:
Later instars become brownish, with a pale line along each side of the back, and a scattering of dark dots.
empty pupa in cocoon
(Photos: courtesy of Carol & Trevor Deane, Dorrigo, New South Wales)
The pupa is brown with greenish areas over the developing wings, formed in a sparse white cocoon in ground debris.
The adult moths are mottled brown all over, each wing having two faint dark transverse lines, and a variable pair of spots near the middle of the margin. The males have a small transparent spot on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has beeen found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 35.4, p. 366.
A Night at Ray's,
Issue 57 (June 2010), pp. 30-32,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1667.
(updated 24 April 2010, 26 June 2019, 20 May 2020, 17 July 2021)