(formerly known as Mnesampela dictyodes)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on the foliage of
The adult moths have brown forewings, each with a broad paler band across the middle. The tips of the forewings are slghtly hooked, and the wing margins are slightly scalloped. At rest, the wings are held over the body. The wingspan is about 4 cms. The females have thread-like antennae, and the males have pectinated antennae.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 34-35.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17 (1893), p. 291.
(written 3 January 2016)