(one synonym is: Gymnoscelis homogoma Turner, 1907)
EUPITHECIINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jake Levin)
Early instars of these Caterpillars of this species are green with black markings, and a black head. They are communal.
Later instars become yellowish with brownish heads. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
Pupation occured in a communal web, but the pupae were always more than a few centimetres away from each other or off to the side altogether, always hanging from a single silk strand.
The adult moth has grey-brown patterned wings. Its wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
Volume 16 (1904), pp. 224-225, No. 3.
(written 8 January 2013, updated 9 April 2021)