(erroneously: Pingasia singularis)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright of Catherine J. Young)
These caterpillars are pale brown and covered in spiky warts.
The adult moths of this species are various shades of grey-brown with a wavy pattern of darker markings, and a wingspan of about 3 cms.
Its claim to fame is its extraordinary resting posture, with forewings dislocated to point forward.
The eggs are white, smooth, and oval.
The species is found over south-eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.8, plate 26.15, p. 372.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 30-31.
New genera and species of Geometridae,
Volume 1, Part 2 (1894), p. 382.
(updated 9 June 2010, 27 January 2018, 28 April 2021)