(one synonym : Acidalia albicostata Walker, 1861)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are brown with three pairs of prolegs missing, so walk in a looper fashion. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moths are reddish brown, with a series of dark parallel wiggly lines across each wing, and a pale line along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The eggs are ovoid and initially off-white, and turn pink just before hatching. They are laid in small clusters.
The species is found in Australia in:
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 467, No. 783.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 104.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 10-11.
(updated 19 December 2010, 8 October 2013, 3 May 2017, 17 February 2018)