(previously known as Hydriomena heteroleuca)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory).
The adult male moths of this species have forewings that are banded in brown, often with a variable irregular sometimes incomplete white band across the middle. The females have no white band. The hindwings are yellow, each shading to brown at the tornus. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms. At rest, the moths hold their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings.
The species occurs in
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 18-19.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 837, No. 47.
(updated 3 March 2013)