(previously known as Acidalia mundissima)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
male, green form
(Photo: courtesy of Geoff Byrne, Kununurra, Western Australia)
These caterpillars are loopers, with missing prolegs. They are a minor pest on:
The adult moths of this species are brown or green often with a dark edged yellow arc across each wing. The hindwings each have an angular tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in the near-east, Asia, and the south Pacific, including
and also in Australia in
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 23 (1861), p.795, No. 282.
(written 11 January 2013, updated 20 November 2019, 3 December 2020)