NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
These caterpillars are brown with thin light and dark stripes along the body.
The caterpillars appear to feed on the foliage of various species of
The pupa is rusty brown.
The adult moths are brown, each wing having a subterminal arc of dark spots, and a pale costa. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip. The hindwings are a paler brown than the forewings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The eggs are laid unattached, and are smooth and oval. Initially they are white, later developing red patches as hatching approaches.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 8-9.
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. 297, No. 195.
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 4 March 2005, 27 July 2013, 7 June 2014, 15 August 2018, 13 October 2020)