(previously known as Xanthorhoe nephodes)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The adult moths of this species have brown wings, the forewings having a series of light and dark wiggly lines running across them parallel to the margin. The males look similar to the females, but have feathery antennae. The moths have a wing span of about 3.5 cms.
The species is found in the mountainous areas of
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 22-23.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 874-875, No. 89.
(updated 10 March 2013)