(previously known as Hydriomena cydalima)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The adult moth of this species has greyish-brown wings crossed by various wavy bands including a variable white one across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are yellower and less marked. The males and females are very similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. In the resting state they lie with their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings.
The species has been found in
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 20-21.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 31 (1907), pp. 704-705.
(written 2 March 2013)