Cleora sabulata (Fletcher, 1963)
(previously known as Carecomotis sabulata)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth is greyish brown with lots of dark spots and wavy lines on the upper surface of each wing. Underneath it has a large black patch at the wingtip and a black spot at the middle of each wing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    David Stephen Fletcher,
    A revision of the genus Carecomotis (Lep. Geometridae),
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Volume 12, Part 6 (1953), p. 137, figs 77, 78.


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    (updated 24 September 2011)