(previously known as Acidalia lydia)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
This adult moth has brown wings with several darker submarginal bands on each forewing. The male seems to be darker with faint markings than the female. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, Part 4, p. 435-436, No. 90.
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. 105.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 8-9.
(updated 22 July 2013, 1 June 2018, 3 December 2020)