(previously known as Encryphodes melanochorda)
NACOPHORINI , ENNOMINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
The adult moths of this species are brown with a subtle pattern of darker lines.
The eggs are laid loosely attached to the substrate, and are oval with a fine hexagonal ridge pattern. Their diameter is about 0.75 mm. Initially they are pale ,later becoming dark as hatching approaches.
The species is found in the highlands at an altitude range of 600-1230 metres in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 14-15.
Peter B. McQuillan,
An overview of the Tasmanian geometrid moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and its conservation status,
Journal of Insect Conservation,
Volume 8 (2004), Parts 2-3, pp. 209-220.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 44 (1919), p. 384-385, No. 226.
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 29 May 2005)