Rippled Gum Moth
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Common, from Moths of Australia)
These caterpillars are speckled brown with red-edged pale dots. There is a knob on the back of the second abdomenal segment. They feed on the leaves of:
They construct a shelter, in which they live, of leaves joined by silk.
The adult moths are pale brown, with dark speckles and two vague submarginal dark lines across each forewing. Each forewing has a recurved margin giving it a hooked tip. The wingspan is about 4 cms. The female antennae are thread-like. The male antennae have short pectinations.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 26.7, p. 364.
Moths of Victoria: Part 5, Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 32-33.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), p. 657, No. 91.
(updated 19 June 2010, 8 October 2013, 11 January 2016)