Grey-and-white Satin Moth
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)
The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on phyllodinous Wattles such as :
The adult moths are white, with a broad diffuse brown markings on the forewings. The hindwings are white, each having a complex broad black submarginal patch. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in mallee habitats in
. The adults fly during late April to early May.
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 28-29.
Peter B. McQuillan,
A review of the Australian moth genus Thalaina (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae),
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 105, Issue 1 (1981) pp. 1-23.
(updated 16 August 2008)