(previously known as Hydriomena epicteta)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The adult male moths of this species have brown wings crossed by various wavy bands including an incomplete white-edged dark band across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are paler and less marked. The females are very similar to the males but usually have a more complete dark band across each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. In the resting state they lie with the 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. 14-15.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 32 (1908), pp. 633-634.
(written 2 March 2013)