Zeheba spectabilis (Butler, 1877)
(previously known as Hydata metallica)
EUTOEINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is translucent, with various dark marks including a broad brown submarginal band on each wing. Each forewing has a sharply hooked wingtip, and a cusp midway along the margin. The hindwings each have a scalloped margin ending in a cusp at the tornus. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On a collection of Lepidoptera from Cape York and the south-east coast of New Guinea,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1877, Part 3, pp. 474-475, No. 47.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 73.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)