(previously known as Camptogramma severata)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of S. Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
This Caterpillar is brown and wrinkly. When troubled, early instars are inclined to roll into a spiral with the head inside. Later instars lie along their supporting twig.
The caterpillars have been raised on
The adult moth of this species is grey or brown, with light and dark bands across the wings. The moths have a wing span of about 3 cms. The moths at rest sometimes choose to face downwards.
The species occurs in
DNA analysis has indicated that there may be several species all listed under this name, so it is often listed as 'Unplaced'.
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 428, No. 1598.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 20-21.
(updated 6 September 2013, 11 May 2018)