NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)
This Caterpillar is pink with white spiracles each ringed in red. The caterpillar has a broken brown line along the back of the thorax. It has been found feeding on the leaves of
The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings with dark veins and splodges. The wingspan is about 5 cms. Unusually for Geometrids, but like most in NACOPHORINI, it folds its wings like a tent along its back when at rest.
The species has been found in:
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 30-31.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 44 (1919), p. 399, No. 260.
(written 20 December 2015, updated 29 September 2019, 18 January 2021)