Abraxas flavimacula (Warren, 1896)
(previously known as Potera flavimacula)
ABRAXINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The uppersides of the wings of the adult moths of this species are black with a broad wavy white band across each wing. There are also some yellow spots near the tip of each forewing. The abdomen has alternate bands of black and yellow. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species occurs in north Queensland.


Further reading :

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 56.

William Warren,
New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
Novitates Zoologicae,
Volume 3 (1896), pp. 395-396, No. 154.


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(updated 25 September 2011)