(previously known as Gastrina catasticta)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found on
The male adult moths have forewings that are blotchy brown with ragged white bands across them, and with scalloped margins. The hindwings are nearly plain grey, with dark margins, and no scalloping.
The females are similar to the males but also have an extra scattering of white markings on the forewings. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 26-27.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 65.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 28 (1904), pp. 237-238.
(written 28 December 2013, 16 January 2016)