(formerly known as Liodes leucaniata)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The moths of this species are pale grey with dark veins on the wings. They have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The eggs are oval and white, and minutely ridged. As they approach hatching, they develop brown spots and later become entirely orange.
This species has been found in
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites II,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 120, No. 1113, and also Plate 18, fig. 3.
Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 12-13, 19, back cover.
Peter B. McQuillan,
The Tasmanian Geometrid Moths Associated with the Genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera : Geometridae : Ennomina),
Volume 10, Issue 3, 1996, pp. 433-506.
Catherine J. Young,
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 20 July 2010, 7 June 2014, 16 January 2016)