(one synonym : Borbacha parviscripta Warren, 1896)
BAPTINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(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.
The undersides are paler, with a pattern of dark wiggly lines. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species occurs in north Queensland.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), pp. 82-83.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 58.
(updated 15 March 2011)