(previously known as Iodis exoterica)
GEOMETRINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
This Caterpillar is thought to feed on:
The adult moth has a striking pattern of green, black and white on each wing. The males and females have similar patterns, but are different sizes. The female moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms. The males have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 11.27, 11.28.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 32-33.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 891, No. 69.
(written 26 April 2014)