(previously known as Hypochroma wilsoni)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Drawing: E. Anderson, ca. 1900, Melbourne Museum archives, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
These Caterpillars are green with a triangular cross-section, and triangular head. The caterpillars have three pale yellow lines: one along each side, and one along the ventral edge.
The caterpillars only have six true legs, a pair of prolegs, and a pair of claspers, so they walk in a looper fashion. They commonly rest standing on a twig on their prolegs and claspers.
The caterpillars feed on the leaves of various species of
The upper surfaces of the wings of the adult moth of this species are pale grey with dark veins. The undersides have dark margins, a broad black submarginal band, and a black comma mark near the middle of each wing. The edges of the wings are deeply scalloped.
This species occurs in
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.11, p. 372.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 12, and also Plate 125, fig. 4.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 30-31.
C. P. Ohmar, L. G. Stewart, & J. R. Thomas
Phytophagous insect communities in the canopies of three Eucalyptus forest types in south-eastern Australia,
Volume 8, Issue 4 (December 1983), pp. 395-403
(updated 28 June 2013, 29 May 2014, 24 June 2018)