(one synonym : Acidalia figlinaria Guenée, 1857)
STERRHINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
The Caterpillars of this species eat leaves from a variety of herbaceous plants, including :
The adult moth has brown wings with zigzag markings, and a dark spot near the centre of each wing. Various individuals have different degrees of contrast in the markings. The undersides are rather like the upper surfaces. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The eggs are off-white and ellipsoidal. They are laid in disorganised strings.
The species is found over most of Australia including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.15, pp. 67, 375.
Edward Doubleday, with Adam White :
List of the annulose animals hitherto recorded as found in New Zealand with descriptions of some new species,
in Ernest Dieffenbach: Travels in New Zealand,
John Murray, London 1843, Volume 2, p. 286, No. 122.
in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 454, No. 752, and also Plate 12, fig. 8.
Peter Marriott ,
Moths of Victoria: Part 3 ,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 6-9.
(updated 17 September 2011, 1 January 2015)