Looper Moths
Bracken Fern Geometrid Moth
Dry Leaf Looper Moth
Bark Looper Moth
Cleora Looper Moth
Sinister Moth
Wattle Bark Moth
Black Looper 
Twig Caterpillars
Pink Bellied Moth
Fallen Bark Looper
Grey Geometrid Moth
Triangular Geometrid Moth
Looper Caterpillars
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 


Waves - Subfamily STERRHINAE

Family Geometridae

This page contains pictures and information about Wave Moths and Caterpillars in subfamily Sterrhinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Moths in this subfamily are small in size with wingspan of less tha 20mm. They are usually pale brown or yellow in colour. They usually have transverse lines on both wings.

Cross-line Wave Moth
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Gnamptoloma aventiaria, wing span 20mm.
The moth is reddish in colour with a "burn mark" on forewings. There is a yellow line across wings. Each forewing has a dark spot. The wings base colours vary from pale brown to pale green. Please check this page for more information.
Cream Wave Moth
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Scopula perlata or S. optivata, wingspan 20mm 
Species Scopula are very similar to one another. The moths within the same species are also with vary colours. The moths in genus Scopula are pale brown to pale green  in colours with slightly darker wavy markings. Please check this page for more information.
Orange-brown Wave Moth
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? Idaea sp., wingspan 20mm 
We found this moth outside our house. This moth came to our house attracted by the window lights. Please visit this page for more infromation.
Wave Moth Loopers
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? sp., length 20mm to 40mm
We believe all the caterpillars we put in this page are in subfamily Sterrhinae, although we did not find out their ID yet.

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p374.
2. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p137.
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
4. STERRHINAE in Australia - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011. 
5. Moths of Victoria Part 3 - Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDAE (C) - Peter Marriott, Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011. 


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Last updated: September 04, 2011.