(previously known as Anestia trissodesma)
HYDRIOMENINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
These adult moths have brown forewings with three broken wavy white lines across each one. The hindwings are plain yellowish-brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The moths are unusual in this family for having a resting posture with the wings folded tent-like over the body.
The male and female have slightly different colour patterns, and different antennae.
The species occurs across inland Australia including
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 12.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 12-13, 28-29.
(updated 11 February 2011)