(one synonym is: Euphyia festa L.B. Prout, 1939)
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 moth of this species has brown light and dark bands across the forewings, and has yellow hindwings. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms.
The species is found over much of south-east Australia, including
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan,
An overview of the Tasmanian geometrid moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and its conservation status,
Journal of Insect Conservation,
Volume 8, Issues 2 & 3, June 2004, pp. 209-220.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 25 (1861), p. 1407, No. 66.
(updated 24 September 2011, 10 March 2013)