(previously known as Eupithecia filata)
EUPITHECIINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
bud with hole
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
These caterpillars have been found feeding in the flower buds of
The caterpillars in pink varieties of Correa are pink with yellow stripes and speckles.
The caterpillars in green varieties of Correa are green.
Pupation takes place within the flower.
The adult moth of this species is brown, with sinuous pale bands across the wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The colours are variable, some individuals having large areas of the forewings replaced with white.
The species is found in :
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 353, No. 1474.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 108.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 12-13, 30-31.
(updated 26 February 2013, 12 May 2018, 26 July 2019, 30 July 2020)