(also known as Pasiphilodes testulata)
EUPITHECIINI , LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
pale band form
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moth of this species is grey-brown, sometimes with a broad pale band across each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 67, 377.
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 352, No. 1471.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.
(updated 26 February 2013, 23 September 2016)