Capasa recensata (L.B. Prout, 1925)
(previously known as: Hypochrosis recensata)
HYPOCHROSINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

This Caterpillar has alternating black and white bands along its body, except for a red band by the thorax, and some yellow ones at the end of the abdomen. It grows to a length of about 5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

The adult moth is brown with a yellow diagonal stripe across each wing outlined in black. The moth has a wingspan of about 5 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Graham J. McDonald,
    Moths of Tropical North Queensland,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 75 (December 2014), pp. 7-12, Figure 2.
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    New Geometridae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 32 (1925), p. 50, No. 45


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    (updated 4 June 2013, 14 February 2015)