(previously known as Phorodesma buprestaria)
GEOMETRINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Cathy Young)
The caterpillars of this species feed on the young shoots and flowers of the Dodder vines:
in the plant family LAURACEAE.
The adult moths are green with purplish-brown markings on the wings, and additional white outlines to some of the brown marks. The females have an extra whitelines outlined in brown across each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in the southern half of Australia including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 11.25, 27.7, p. 373.
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 371, No. 591. and also Plate 7, fig. 4.
At the light trap,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
Newsletter Issue 45 (June 2007), pp. 18-22.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 30-31.
(updated 29 June 2013, 24 November 2015)