NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)
When young, these caterpillars are brown on top, with a greenish dorsal stripe, and are off-white underneath. Older caterpillars are reddish-brown with some black and white spots along the sides.
The Caterpillars feed on the foliage of :
The adult moths have brown forewings, each with some fine dark streaks near the margins, and recurved wingtips. The hindwings are pale brown with a dark area by the wingtips. At rest, the forewings are held over the hindwings. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
Eggs are green and laid in a neat array on the leaf of a foodplant.
The species is found in south-eastern Australia, including
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5
Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 28-29.
Catherine J. Young & Peter B. McQuillan,
Redescription of the little-known Australian geometrid moth Palleopa innotata Walker, 1866 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae),
Insect Systematics and Evolution,
Volume 32 (2001), Part 3, pp. 263-278.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1956.
(updated 17 September 2011, 13 January 2016)