(formerly known as Oxyphanes thiobapta)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Churchill, Victoria)
The adult moths of this species have grey forewings each wing having a broad darker area along each edge, and a vague dark spot in the middle. The hindwings are pale yellow with a broad black band along the margin, and a black spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
Specimens of this species have been taken in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011.
An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 33 a,b.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 47 (1936), p. 27.
(written 6 July 2013, updated 16 June 2015, 21 April 2021)