APPLE LOOPER MOTH FACTS
The Apple Looper Moth is a moth that belongs to the Geometridae family. It is a fairly dull looking moth. The forewings are pale brown with darker brown and black markings. The male has angular bend in the forewing, which is absent in the female forewings. The caterpillars are loopers that move by stretching out and then bringing up the tail end to the front forming a loop or U-shape with their body. the caterpillars are less than 1 cm long.
wingspan about 15 mm
The caterpillars feed on a range of plants
the female moth lays small round eggs which hatch into caterpillars.
Phrissogonus laticostata is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. It is also found in New Zealand.
|Common Name:||Apple Looper Moth|