(previously known as: Hypochrosis recensata)
HYPOCHROSINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(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.
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
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Graham J. McDonald,
Moths of Tropical North Queensland,
Issue 75 (December 2014), pp. 7-12, Figure 2.
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Louis Beethoven Prout,
Volume 32 (1925), p. 50, No. 45
(updated 4 June 2013, 14 February 2015)