(one synonym : Xanthorhoe pelochroa Lower, 1894)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
These adult moths have brown wings with variable wavy patterns The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The male and female have different patterns, and different antennae. The moths are inclined to rest facing head downwards.
The species occurs in the southern half of Australia including
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 26-27.
Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), pp. 434-435, No. 30, and also Plate 11, fig. 7.
(updated 11 February 2011, 7 March 2019, 26 March 2021)