(previously known as Hydriomena gypsomela) XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The adult moths of this species have dark brown wings with two broad pale zigzag bands across each forewing. The hindwings are paler with a vestigial pattern. The males and females are similar to each other. The resting posture of the moth has the wings flat, and the forewings covering the hindwings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
The name of this moth may be a junior synonym of Chrysolarentia argodesma Meyrick, 1891 which looks superficially very similar.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of New South Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 15 (1892), p. 11.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 16-17.
(written 3 March 2013, updated 30 April 2018)