(sometimes known as Eupithecia scotodes)
LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)
The adult moth of this species is brown with variable patterns. The hindwings are plainer with the patterns confined to the hind margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species has been found in
There has been a lot of difficulty identifying specimens purported to be of this species. It is possible that some of these identifications are mistaken. Olga's photographs above are of Turner's type specimen.
Also the genus to which this species belongs is in dispute.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Family Geometridae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
Volume 16 (1904), p. 248, No. 48.
(written 11 September 2013, updated 20 March 2021)