(formerly known as Chlenias galearia)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
The adult moths of this species are brown with various markings including wavy zigzag lines across the forewings, and a pale more diffuse pattern on the hindwings. The males have a pair of black # signs on each forewing. The females have a single black # sign on each forewing The wingspan when the wings are out to the side is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in:
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10, Section 2 (1857), p. 238, No. 1312.
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 26-27.
(written 13 January 2016, updated 5 March 2021)