(previously known as Mnesampela petrochroa)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on
The adult moths have brown wings each with a wavy submarginal arc of dark dots, as well as a number of other dark dots. The hindwings are paler than the forewings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The moths are unusual in this family for having a resting posture with the wings folded tent-like over the body.
The species occurs across southern Australia including
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 12-13.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 15.
(written 20 December 2015)