NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
These caterpillars are brown, with three dark dorsal patches. Several of the segments have a pair of short fleshy horns on the back. The caterpillars feed on:
The eggs are oval, shiny, and black, and covered in micriscopic white embossed pattern at one end. The eggs are laid in a row.
Further reading :
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 January 2009, 24 September 2013)