(previously known as Coremia heliacaria)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The adult moth of this species has greyish-brown forewings crossed by various white wavy bands. The hindwings are yellow with brown marginal and submarginal bands. The males and females have similar wing patterns, but the females are a little larger. 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
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 420-421, No. 1583.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 16-17.
(written 3 March 2013)