NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
The Caterpillars of this species are dark brown with two paired dorsal projections along the back, as well as a single projection on the last abdominal segment. The caterpillars are inclined to rest lying along a twig.
The female adult moths have grey forewings, each with striated rusty marks in an irregular submarginal band and at the base. The antennae are thread-like.
The males only have rusty striations by the wingtips of the forewings. The antennae of the males are feathery. The hindwings of both sexes are are off-white, each with a brown band along the margin. The wingspan of both sexes is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 14-15.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 21 (1897), p. 51.
(written 16 January 2016, updated 26 April 2018)