(one synonym : Tephrosia gratularia, Walker, 1860)
Serrated Bark Moth
BOARMIINI , ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)
The caterpillars of this species are green with thin white strpes, a brown head, and several yellow spots on each segment.
The colours are a close match to the vegetation on which they feed.
The pupa is dark brown, with a length of about 1 cm.
The adult moths have grey wings with brownish patches, each wing with various wiggly lines, including a black-edged white zigzag submarginal line and chequered fringes. The abdomen has alternating light and dark bands. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in:
The genus of this species is under review, and so the species is currently unplaced.
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 243, No. 363.
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 26-27.
(updated 9 July 2010, 1 July 2018, 20 August 2019, 26 February 2020, 18 December 2021)