Borbacha euchrysa (Lower, 1894)
(one synonym : Borbacha parviscripta Warren, 1896)
BAPTINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

These caterpillars have orange and black bands with white patches, and appear to mimic a coral snake, for example Simoselaps australis.

The uppersides of the wings of the adult moth of this species are yellow with a pattern of dark dots and blotches.


(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The undersides are paler, with a pattern of dark wiggly lines. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species occurs in north Queensland.


Further reading

Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), pp. 82-83.

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 58.


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(updated 15 March 2011)