BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
female, drawing by Achille Guenée, Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), Plate 4, fig. 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The adult moths of this species have brown wings, each having several dark wobbly submarginal lines, some of which are edged by variable white blobby lines. The forewing tips are recurved, and the hindwing margins are serrated. The wingspan of the male is about 8 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 9 cms.
The species has been found across south-east Asia, in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 215, No. 319, and also Plate 4, fig. 9.
(written 23 November 2015, updated 4 December 2016)