NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
These Caterpillars are brown with a dotted dark band along the back flanked each side by dark zigzag lines. Their claspers are splayed out like a fish tail, and there are a pair of fleshy knobs with white tips on the second abdominal segment.
The caterpillars feed on the foliage of :
The adult moths have brown forewings, often each with a dark spot in the middle. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the margins.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan,
A taxonomic revision of the Australian autumn gum moth genus Mnesampela Guest (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae),
Volume 16 (1985), p. 199.
Catherine J. Young,
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 20 September 2011, 26 February 2017, 7 March 2021)