Praesos mariana (White, 1852)
(previously known as Tigridoptera mariana)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has black and white forewings, and black and yellow hindwings. It is one of Australia's largest Geometrids, having a wingspan of about 8 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species is found in

  • north Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 10.17, p. 366.

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

    Adam White,
    Descriptions of some new species of Annulosa collected by Mr. MacGillivray during the voyage of the Rattlesnake,
    in J. MacGillivray & A. White,
    Narrative of the voyage of H. M. S. Rattlesnake, commanded by the late Captain Owen Stanley during the years 1846-50,
    Volume 2 (1852), p. 391, and also Plate 4, fig. 5.


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    (updated 31 August 2010)