(previously known as Coremia subidaria)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of S. Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 3).
These Caterpillars change their colour at each instar, through alternating various shades of green and brown.
They have been raised on
The caterpillars pupate in a tough cocoon covered in frass and detritus amongst the ground debris.
The adult moth is brown with variable light and dark bands across the wings.
The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms. This moth sometimes rests with the wings folded up vertically like a butterfly.
The species occurs in Australia in :
The adult moths of this species are similar in pattern to those of Epyaxa sodaliata, however the first line on the forewing meets the costa in an acute angle, whereas that of Epyaxa sodaliata meets it at a right angle.
Uranides et Phalénites II,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 10, Part 2 (1857), p. 412, No. 1565.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 111.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 12-13, 26-27.
(updated 31 March 2011, 9 September 2013, 6 August 2014, 2 November 2019, 20 August 2020)