(previously known as Asthena thalassias)
ASTHENINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species is pale green, with lots of wiggly white lines across the wings, and with a narrow yellow edge to the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species has been found Australia in:
This species is often treated as a senior synonym for Poecilasthena pellucida but the latter has scalloped hindwing margins and is larger, so here, until further work is done, they are treated as a separate species.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 32-33.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1891), p. 813, No. 21.
(updated 14 Septembner 2013)