NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The adult moths of this species have speckled grey or brown forewings, each with two broad wavy transverse speckled bands. Sometimes the transverse bands are basically grey, or brown, or sometimes yellow. Both sexes can have the yellow bands. The hindwings are off-white darkening toward the margins, and have scalloped edges.
The females have thread-like antennae and the males have pectinated antennae. The head and wings have erect scale tufts. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found 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 genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), pp. 232-233.
(written 8 January 2016, updated 8 June 2018, 23 February 2021)