Craspedosis leucosticta Warren, 1896
(previously known as Tigridoptera leucosticta)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The wings of the adult moth of this species are a very dark blue, with a white mark across the middle of each forewing, and a large white area on each hindwing, and pale submarginal line on each wing. The abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

It has been suggested that the moth mimics some poisonous ARCTIIDAE such as Nyctemera amicus.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 35.6, p. 366.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 63.

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 398, No. 161.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)