(previously known as Eupithecia insigillata)
EUPITHECIINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory).
The adult moth of this species is grey-brown, with mottled wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The males are notable for having a tuft of scales on the costa of each forewing.
The eggs are egg-shaped, and pale green, and laid in irregular clusters on a foodplant leaf.
The species has been found in
as well as all over Australia in :
There are disputes about the name of this species, including Chloroclystis insigillatus and Sigilliclystis insigillata.
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 24 (1862), p. 1245, No. 98.
(updated 26 February 2013, 9 April 2015, 20 January 2016, 4 November 2018, 2 July 2020)