Moths
 
 
Looper Moths
 
GEOMETRIDAE
ENNOMINAE
Bracken Fern Geometrid Moth
Dry Leaf Looper Moth
Bark Looper Moth
Cleora Looper Moth
Sinister Moth
Wattle Bark Moth
Black Looper 
Twig Caterpillars
OENOCHROMINAE
Pink Bellied Moth
Fallen Bark Looper
Grey Geometrid Moth
Triangular Geometrid Moth
Looper Caterpillars
GEOMETRINAE
White Looper Moth
Common Brown Looper Moth
Green Looper Moth
Redlined Looper Moth
Gumtree Bizarre Looper Moth
Banded Carpet Moth I
Banded Carpet Moth II
Banded Carpet Moth III
Green and Brown Carpet Moth
Carpet Moth Caterpillars 
 
 

                                               

Bracken Fern Geometrid Moth - Idiodes apicata

Family Geometridae

This page contains information about Bracken Fern Geometrid Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Moth wingspan 40mm
 
This is a very variable species with or without small spots and with or without an oblique line from the apex of fore wing to the inner margin of hind wing.
 
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Their looper caterpillars have only 4 prolegs. They are brown in colour with light and dark markings. They feed on Bracken Fern Pteridium esculentum
 
The photo shows the moth resting on the host plant. 
 

Reference:
1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p366, fig35.3.
2. Idiodes apicata Guene, 1857 - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011.

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Last updated: August 27, 2011.