(previously known as Hydriomena actinipha)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The early instar Caterpillars of this species are loopers with vague light and dark brown stripes, and sparse stiff hairs.
For food: the caterpillars accepted
As the caterpillars matured, the hairs became less obvious, and a vague zigzag pattern developed along the sides of the caterpillars.
The adult moths have brown forewings crossed by pale and dark wavy bands, with a short pale diagonal line extending from the tip of the forewing. The moths have pale brown hindwings, each with a scalloped pale submarginal arc. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The eggs are white and oval. They are laid singly and apparently haphazardly.
The species hhas been found in
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Geometrina, etc.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 248.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.
(written 22 April 2017, updated 7 December 2018)