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Geometrid Moth

Chlenias sp.


A grey-brown moth with a wing span of about 40 mm. Wings were partially tented and they showed zig-zag patterns of brown, black and white lines. Thorax showed a a low profile forward pointing tuft of setae.


Spotted in a nature reserve. The larvae of these moths are said to be 'pests' on pastures. They feed on several herbaceous plants.


Hind wings are said to be a fawn colour with no patterns.
My thanks to peter Marriott for the correct ID. This was previously incorrectly identified as Ciampa arietaria.
. He suggests that it might be a part of the C.banksiaria group. Family: Geometridae Subfamily: Ennominae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 9, 2014
Submitted on Jun 11, 2014

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