(previously known as Camptogramma insulsata)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
These Caterpillars feed on low growing herbaceous plants such as:
The adult female moths of this species are a variable pale brown with a dark zigzag pattern on the forewings. The hindwings are yellow with brown margins.
The male moths have a similar colouring, but have a more subdued forewing pattern. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms.
The species is found over much of south-east Australia, including
The wing pattern is similar to that of Chrysolarentia correlata Walker, 1862, which may be a junior synonym for this species.
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 423-424, No. 1587.
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 113.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 140.
(updated 5 September 2013, 10 May 2018, 20 December 2020, 13 January 2022)