(previously known as : Asthena xylocyma)
ASTHENINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
The caterpillars of this species are green with a white line along each side.
The pupa is dark brown.
The adult moth is brown with a speckled pattern of darker brown, sometimes with a dark patch in the middle of each forewing hind-margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The eggs are pale green, oval, and covered in microscopic bumps.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 814, No. 23.
(updated 19 January 2013, 19 March 2021)