Pine Looper or Zoned Crest-moth
(redescribed by Meyrick, 1892)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
This Caterpillar is off-white with thin black lines on the head and body, and broader orange lines along the abdomen. The spiracles and true legs are red. The caterpillar has been found feeding on various plants including:
The adult moths are grey, with variable streaky patterns on the forewings. At rest, the moths wrap their wings around the body.
The eggs are white and oval, and are laid in untidy clumps.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
A classified list of Geometrina found around Balhannah, with notes on species,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 9 (1887), p. 140, No. 21.
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 22-23.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), p. 665, No. 102.
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 17 September 2011, 27 October 2013, 31 December 2015)