NACOPHORINI , ENNOMINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Victoria)
These adult moths have brown forewings, each with a central dark spot. The summer form has a submarginal row of smaller dark dots. The winter form has a pale marginal area demarked by a dark cusped submarginal line. At rest, the wings are held over the body like a tent. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The eggs are smooth and oval, and come yellow and white with purple blotches.
The species occurs in:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 34-35.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 21 (1860), p. 292, No. 1.
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 24 July 2013)