(one synonym : Hypochroma eugramma Lower, 1892)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The Caterpillars of this species are initially brown, later instars becoming green with a pale line each side along the spiracles. The head is pointed. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of
The adult moths are grey with two jagged black lines across each forewing, and a paler area between them. The undersides are pale grey with a broad black submarginal band under each hindwing. There are thin black bands between the segments of the abdomen. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Thomas P. Lucas,
On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), p. 298.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 139.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria,
2013, pp. 30-31.
(updated 28 June 2013, 19 June 2018, 19 October 2020)