Pas. indicataria, Walk.
(Eupithećia indicataria, Walk., 1708.)
Male, female.—17–20 mm. Head and thorax whitishochreous mixed with green, and somewhat irrorated with black. Palpi 2 ½, pale ochreous, terminal joint sometimes fuscous. Antennæ light greyish-ochreous, in male rather thick, filiform. Abdomen whitish-ochreous, mixed with greenish or reddish, and irrorated with black, with a blackish median ring. Legs dark fuscous, ringed with whitish-ochreous, middle and posterior pair more or less wholly suffused with whitish-ochreous. Forewings with hindmargin bowed, oblique, slightly sinuate above anal angle; pale ochreous, sometimes suffused with pale grey and slightly greenish-tinged; numerous curved waved fuscous or dark grey lines, more or less distinct, sometimes partially
marked with black; anterior edge of median band from ⅜ of costa to ⅖ of inner margin, curved; posterior edge from before ¾ of costa to ¾ of inner margin, partially blackish, indented beneath costa, sinuate inwards above and below middle; in female sometimes a white patch below middle of disc; an obscure fuscous-grey patch on hindmargin above middle, margined above and below by paler bars; a blackish hindmarginal line: cilia light ochreous or greyish-ochreous, with obscure dark fuscous spots on basal half. Hindwings with hindmargin unevenly rounded, crenulate; whitish-grey, towards inner margin ochreous-tinged, and with obscure grey waved lines; a dark-grey discal dot before middle; edges of median band marked with blackish towards inner margin; cilia greywhitish.
Napier, Wellington, and Nelson, from December to March; tolerably common.