(previously known as Hydriomena cryeropa)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of M. and D. Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The adult moth of this species has grey or brown wings crossed by wavy bands. The bands are less marked on the hindwings. The males and females are very similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. In the resting state it lies either with its wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings, or with the wings folded over its back like a butterfly.
The species has been found in
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 20-21.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 853, No. 67.
(written 28 February 2013, 10 April 2018)