(formerly known as Stathmorrhopa hypoleuca)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
The adult moths of this species have reddish brown wings, sometimes each with a dark spot near the middle. The tips of the forewings are slightly hooked. The fore-legs are brown, and the mid- and hind-legs are white. The females have thread-like antennae and slightly more hooked forewing tips. The males have pectinated antennae.
At rest, the wings are held over the body like a tent. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
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.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 44 (1919), p. 393, No. 248.
(written 3 January 2016, updated 5 March 2021)