GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, near Millaa Millaa, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are basically green but dimorphic. The males have greyish-brown blotchy markings on each wing.
The females have are a yellower green, and have orange and brown blotchy markings. Both sexes have a dark reddish spot near the base of a short tail on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 46 (1922), pp. 277-278.
(written 20 March 2016, updated 21 March 2016)