(previously known as Acidalia pseliota)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
The Caterpillars of this species are brown loopers, with two pairs of prolegs missing. The caterpillars sometimes pose in a curled position, and sometimes erect at an angle to their supporting surface.
The caterpillars are thought to feed on the foliage of
The pupa initially is green with a brown abdomen, but later becomes wholly brown.
The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with two dark brown wiggly lines on each forewing, and one on each hindwing. All the wings have a submarginal array of brown spots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The eggs are oval and minutely pitted. The eggs are initially white but later develop pink spots as they mature.
The species has been found in :
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 10-11.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 848, No. 12.
(updated 14 July 2010, 17 September 2013)