(also known as Perixera obliviaria)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moths are pale brown with vague arcs of dark dots scattered over the upper surface of each wing. The wings often each have a dark-edged pale sppot near the middle, particularly the hindwings. The antennae are white. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found across the south Pacific, including :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 22 (1862), p. 643, No. 12.
(written 30 March 2013)