(one synonym : Cleora dolichoptila Turner, 1947)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on the foliage of:
The adults are grey or fawn and orange, with with dark wiggly lines on the forewings, and a dark spot near the centre of each hindwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found over most of the non-tropical regions of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 34.10, p. 364.
Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 16-17.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of New South Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 15 (1892), p. 9.
An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 15 a,b.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 58 (1947), pp. 91-92, No. 48.
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 14 July 2010, 16 September 2013, 14 June 2015)