(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 or brown 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, with some jagged dark transverse lines. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
Underneath the moths are fawn with some zigzag lines, and with a broad black submarginal patch on each wing.
This species has been photographed in
This species is thought to be the the same as Sterictopsis inconsequens, making that name only a junior synonym.
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, 21 June 2018, 23 October 2020)