(previously known as Phibalapteryx eupitheciata)
EUPITHECIINI , LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has forewings with a brown and black pattern of submarginal zig-zag bands. The hindwings are similar, but with a paler more subdued pattern. The hindwings are only about half the area of the forewings. The abdomen has some very dark and very light brown segments. The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species is thought to occur across the south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including
as well as in Australia in
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 26 (1863), pp. 1720-1721, ref. 1342.
(updated 13 September 2013)