Cleora injectaria (Walker, 1860)
(one synonym : Chogada vittata Warren, 1899)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This species is found in mangrove habitats. The caterpillars have been found feeding on the foliage of a variety of Mangrove trees, including those from the genera:

  • Avicennia ( ACANTHACEAE ),
  • Excoecaria ( EUPHORBIACEAE ),
  • Xylocarpus ( MELIACEAE ), and
  • Rhizophora ( RHIZOPHORACEAE ).

    Cleora injectaria
    (Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

    The adult moth of this species is grey and/or pale brown with variable complicated darker markings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

    The species has been found across south-east Asia, including :

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Indonesia,
  • Singapore,
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.

    Cleora injectaria
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Merimbula, New South Wales)


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1860), p. 376, No. 89.


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    (updated 15 November 2012)