(previously known as Eois nephelota)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The Caterpillars of this species initially have abdominal segments that are alternately pale and dark brown along the body .
Later the caterpillars are a speckled grey. The caterpillars 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 pupa is initially greenish with a brown abdomen. Later it becomes wholly brown.
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, 10 June 2018)