(also known as Rhuma argyraspis)
GEOMETRINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moths are grey with a network of black jagged lines on the upper forewing surfaces. The hindwings are dark grey at the margins fading to white at the bases each with a jagged brown submarginal line. Underneath the moths are grey with some zigzag lines, and with a broad black submarginal patch on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
This species has been photographed in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), pp. 157-158.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 28-29.
(updated 28 June 2013, 29 December 2013)