(previously known as Eois nephelota)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species initially have abdominal segments that are alternately along the body pale and dark brown. Later the caterpillars are a speckled grey. They are loopers, with only one pair of prolegs plus the claspers at the rear of the body. The caterpillars are thought to feed on the foliage of
The caterpillars are reluctant to drop if disturbed, and seem to like feeding on fresh leaves.
The adult moths are pale brown, with variable dark wiggly lines, bands, and lines of dots on the wings, and a pale line along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 10-11.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: IV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 32 (1908), pp. 652-653, No. 22.
(updated 2 May 2013, 30 December 2014)