NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings each with dark veins and splodges, including a dark spot in the cell. Also the hindwings are pale grey. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
Unusually for Geometrids, it creases and folds its wings, like a collapsed tent, along its back when at rest.
The species has been found in:
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 6-7, 30-31.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 44 (1919), p. 398, No. 259.
(updated 10 July 2010, 16 September 2013, 19 January 2021)