(previously known as Abraxis rosenbergi)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Tigridoptera leucoplethes)
The adult moth of this species has grey wings, each with a pattern of white and yellow patches. Underneath it is dark grey with pale patches, and black spots and lines. The head and thorax are brown, and the abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
This species occurs in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-fauna des malayischen Archipels III. ,
Jahrbuch des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
Volume 39 (1886), p. 165, No. 133.
An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 23 a,b.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 96, No. 425, and also Plate 3, fig. 3.
(written 25 March 2015, 13 April 2017)