Mountain Gum Moth
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
The adult moths have brown forewings with variable dark markings. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward margins. The forewing tips are recurved slightly, and the hindwing margins scalloped slightly. The moths repose with the forewings held covering the hindwings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species is found in the high country of
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 32-33.
Peter B. McQuillan,
A taxonomic revision of the Australian autumn gum moth genus Mnesampela Guest (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae),
Volume 16 (1985) p.192.
(written 11 January 2016, updated 16 June 2018, 3 March 2021)