Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Family Geometridae

The Family Geometridae are often called Loopers or Inchworms, because their way of moving by bringing the back legs up to the forward end creating a loop, then stretching out with the forward portion. This has the advantage of being able to cover a greater distance quicker than walking.

Antictenia punctunculus OENOCHROMINAE GEOMETRIDAE



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- OENOCHROMINAE
Genus:- Antictenia
Species:- punctunculus





Anisozyga insperata GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE

NOTE the name change below.
The adults of the Genus Anisozyga are sexually dimorphic. That is, the males and the females look quite different. This photo is a female, the males being green with white markings.  In our case they are probably feeding on Angophora  (MYRTACEAE).

EDITED April 2019:- The accepted name for this moth is now Eucyclodes insperata



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Eucyclodes  was Anisozyga
Species:- insperata






Aporoctena scierodes ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Aporoctena
Species:- scierodes





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