Hyposidra incomptaria (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Lagyra corticata Walker, 1866)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hyposidra incomptaria
(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:

  • Ball Nut ( Calophyllum, CLUSIACEAE ),
  • Pacific Maple ( Campnosperma, ANACARDIACEAE ),
  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ),
  • Hogvine ( Merremia, CONVOLVULACEAE ), and
  • Indian Olive ( Terminalia, COMBRETACEAE ).

    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

  • Indonesia

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 64.

    Francis Walker,
    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.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)