(one synonym : Lagyra corticata Walker, 1866)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These caterpillars initially are black with white warts along the sides. Later the caterpillars become blotchy brown with cream spots. The caterpillars have been found feeding on a variety of plants, including:
The adult moths are a blotchy brown, with recurved margins to the forewings, and scalloped margins to the hindwings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species is found in
as well as in Australia in
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 64.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1539-1540.
(updated 7 February 2010)