(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, 28 March 2021)