(previously known as Iodis stereota)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria, Part 4)
The Caterpillars of this species are green loopers, with brownish shading at the joints between segments. The head has a pair of short horns.
The caterpillars are thought to feed on
The adult moths are basically green so that they belong to the group called 'Emeralds'. For this species, each wing has a white sub-marginal line. The abdomen also has a white dorsal line. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The undersides are plain green.
The eggs are pale brown, ellipsoidal, and minutely pitted. They are laid in chains.
Specimens have been caught in :
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 34-35.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 875-876, No. 41.
(updated 29 June 2013, 16 June 2018, 15 November 2020)