Cleora repetita (Butler, 1882)
(one synonym : Syneora speciosa Turner, 1947)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on:

  • Fenzlia obtusa ( MYRTACEAE ),
  • Blackbutt ( Eucalyptus pilularis, MYRTACEAE ),
  • Willow Bottlebrush ( Callistemon saligna, MYRTACEAE ),
  • Crows Ash ( Flindersia australis, RUTACEAE ), and
  • Avocado ( Persea americana, LAURACEAE ).


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

    The adult moth is greyish brown with a dark wavy lines across each wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.


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

    The species has been found in:

  • Borneo, and
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Chlenias repetita,
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Syneora speciosa)


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera, chiefly from Duke-of-York Island and new Britain,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology,
    Fifth Series, Volume 10 (1882), p. 232, No. 57.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 366-367.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 62.

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 22 a,b.


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    (updated 31 March 2008, 22 May 2015)