(one synonym : Geometra submissaria Walker, 1861)
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 variable brown markings, and orange between the segments. The caterpillars have a pair of short reddish horns on the head. The caterpillars feed on
The pupa is pale brown with a dark line along the body.
This is one of the species known as 'Emeralds' because wings of the adult moths are green. In this species, the wings also have a red border. The wings have only a vestigial spot in the middle, unlike those of the Emerald Chlorocoma cadmaria. The hindwing margins are rounded, unlike those of the Emerald Chlorocoma tetraspila. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The eggs are pale greenish-brown, ellipsoidal, and minutely ptted.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 365, No. 578.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 34-35.
(updated 29 June 2013, 28 May 2017, 25 November 2019, 15 November 2020)