(one synonym : Cidaria gallinata Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
HYDRIOMENINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars are initially green, but some later become brown. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of :
In the adult moths, the wing coloration and pattern are very variable. The wings vary from grey to brown, with an indistinct dark mark at the apex and divergent markings across the middle of each forewing which sometimes make a 'V' shape.
The forewings have a recurved margin with a pointed apex. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species occurs in the southern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 6, and also Plate 131, fig. 8.
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 424, No. 1589.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 12-13, 28-29.
Australian species of Anachloris Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae): taxonomy, musculature of the male genitalia and systematic position,
Australian Journal of Entomology,
Volume 40, part 3 (July 2001), pp. 219-230.
(updated 24 February 2013, 8 October 2013)