(previously known as Geometra boisduvalaria)
GEOMETRINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
These Caterpillars have pairs of fleshy extensions along the back. The caterpillars have been found feeding on the flowers of:
The adult moths are very decorative. They have forewings that are green, with white and grey lines, and orange markings. The hindwings are white with an orange costa, and black spots on the margin and tornus. The margins of each wing have two smooth cusps. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.30, p. 373.
Elie Jean Francois Le Guillou,
Description de huit espèces de Lépidoptères découvertes pendant le voyage de la Zélée,
Revue Zoologique par la Societe Cuvierienne,
Volume 4 (1841), p. 258, No. 8.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 30-31.
(updated 29 June 2013, 11 April 2014)