(one synonym : Stibaroma triphasia Turner, 1919)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
The adults are grey or brown with dark zig-zag markings on the forewings. The hindwings are pale grey-brown, with a dark band along the margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The undeside shows the same dark band around the margin of each hindwing.
The species has been found in
The eggs are oval and white, and covered in microscopic dimples.
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 223, No. 334, and also Plate 20, fig. 1.
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 16-17.
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 31 March 2011, 15 May 2018, 7 March 2021)