Catoria camelaria (Guenée, 1857)
(one synonym : Cleora velutinaria Walker, 1866)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

The moths of this species are pale grey or brown, with a scattering of dark zig-zag markings on each wing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species occurs across the south Pacific, including

  • Fiji,

    and Australia: in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    female, underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)


    male, underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 256. No. 394.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 60.


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    (updated 9 December 2010, 7 April 2017)