(also known as Pasiphilodes testulata)
EUPITHECIINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on
On Wattle: the caterpillars initially are yellowish brown, which provides them with great camouflage amongst the Wattle flowers.
Later caterpillars develop a pale edged dark line along the back.
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)
The adult moth is a variable grey or brown, sometimes with a broad pale band across each wing.
The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The eggs are oval, pale brown, and laid separately.
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, 8 June 2018)