(one synonym : Panagra mixtaria Walker, 1863)
EUPITHECIINI , LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have a complex grey-brown pattern on the forewings. The hindwings significantly smaller than the forewings, having only about 60% of the area of the forewings.
The females have a muted grey-brown pattern on the hindwings. The males have an extra messy brown patch near the middle of each hindwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The undersides are plain grey, except the males have a dark patch near the middle of each hindwing.
The species occurs in
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 297, No. 1386, and also Plate 15, fig. 8.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.
(updated 13 September 2013)