Racotis maculata (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(previously known as Hypochroma maculata)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The coloration of the adult moth of this species is a complex pattern of grey and brown. All the wings have finely scalloped edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian macro-lepidoptera, with localities, and descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1095-1096.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 71.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)