(formerly known as Hemerophila silicaria)
Chestnut-banded Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Mules, Moths of Victoria: Part 7, Update 58)
The adult moths of this species are grey or brown with broad wavy diagonal black-edged chestnut bands on each wing. The wing margins are scalloped. The moths rest with wings out flat, but with a crease in the hindwing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 220-221, No. 331.
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 26-27, update 58.
(written 27 September 2017, updated 25 July 2018, 11 May 2021)