(one synonym: Cosmethis buruensis L.B. Prout, 1929)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, Millaa Millaa, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are black with many small white, and a few large orange, patches. The caterpillars grow to a length of about 5 to 6 cms.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The wings of the adult moth of this species are white with a pattern of yellow and black dots. The undersides are black with grey and white patches near the middle and the base of each wing. The thorax is black, and the abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
There is no pale patch under each forewing tip, which distinguishes it from the related species: Bracca matutindata.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of three Lepidopterous insects from Queensland.,
Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,
Volume 14 (1877), p. 108.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 35.6, p. 366.
M. De Baar,
Life history notes on Bracca rotundata and Oxycophlna theorina,
Volume 35, Number 4 (2008), pp. 141-143.
Graham J. McDonald,
Moths of Tropical North Queensland,
Issue 75 (December 2014), pp. 7-12, Figure 2.
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 15.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 58.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 145.
(updated 28 June 2013, 10 December 2017, 1 June 2020, 16 July 2021)