(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 their typical resting state: they lie with their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings, facing downwards.
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, updated 8 April 2018)