(previously known as Sauris perophora)
LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moth has green patches amongst wavy light and dark brown bands across each forewing. The hindwing is off-white with some brown shadowy bands near the margins. The hindwings are only about half the area of the forewings. The wingspan varies from 2 to 3 cms. The green colour fades to yellow in museum specimens.
This species has been found highland regions of Australia in:
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 24-25.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 46 (1922), p. 230.
(written 14 Septembner 2013)