(formerly known as Hemerophila strixaria)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jan MacDonald, Finch Hatton, Queensland)
This adult moth is grey-brown, with wavy lines on each forewing separating a pale costal half from the darker hind half. The hindwings have a dark brown pattern.
In its natural posture, the dark areas of the forewings align with the hindwings, giving the moth a split appearance. The moths have a wingspan up to 8 cms.
The undersides are dark brown with broad pale bands along the margins. All four wings have scalloped margins.
The species is found in rainforests across south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 35.15, p. 367.
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 217-218, No. 322.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 61.
(updated 3 October 2010, 18 February 2019, 10 May 2021)