(previously known as Amelora amblopa)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
Initially these caterpillars are brown with a pale pink dorsal stripe. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of:
In later instars, the caterpillars become green with a yellow dorsal stripe, scattered yellow dots, and a thin yellow stripe along each side. They also have two short blunt yellow horns above the head, and a short yellow knob on the tail. The head is off-white with black speckles.
The adult moths have forewings that are brown with an arc of brown dots. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 44 (1919), p. 390, No. 242.
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 29 April 2005, 13 July 2015, 12 March 2021)