Don Herbison-Evans (
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)
This Caterpillar initially is brown. Its head has 3 short horns with red tips. The caterpillar only has 2 pairs of prolegs, one pair on each of the last two abdominal segments. The caterpillar feeds at night, and rests by day on its prolegs, looking like a straight twig.
Later instars are green, but still have red-tipped horns on the head.
The pupa is long and thin, and brown.
The adult moth has green forewings and white hindwings.
The eggs are yellow squashed ovals.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 374.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 32-33.
(updated 20 July 2010)