Probithia perichila (L.B. Prout, 1929)
(previously known as Luxiaria perichila)
EUTOEINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The main coloration of the adult moth of this species is pale brown, with vague dark bands and arcs of spots. There are a series of more prominent dark marks along the costa of each forewing. The hindwing margins are lightly scalloped and angled, making the hindwings kite-shaped.

The species has been found in

  • Indonesia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Treubia,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1929), p. 452, and also Plate 9, fig. 8.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 69.


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    (written 13 August 2013)