(previously known as Sauris perophora)
LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, 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, updated 30 May 2018, 25 March 2021)