Abraxas expectata (Warren, 1902)
ABRAXINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The wings of the adult moths of this species are black with two large wavy white patches on each forewing, and one on each hindwing. The body is orange with black spots. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • north Queensland.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, and Geometridae from the Oriental region,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 9 (1902), p. 365, No. 64.


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    (written 23 September 2018)