(one synonym : Oesymna stipataria Walker, 1869)
EUPITHECIINI , LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory).
This caterpillar feeds on :
The adult moth is grey or brown with light and dark wriggly lines including a few orange marks on the forewings. The hindwings are pale grey or brown, with a vague darker marginal band. Additionally the male has a brown elliptical patch on each hindwing. The forewings each have a convex costa at the base, and the hindwings are very rounded. The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species occurs in
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 298, No. 1387.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.
(updated 13 September 2013)