Chorodna strixaria (Guenée, 1857)
(formerly known as Hemerophila strixaria)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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.


(Photo: courtesy of Steven Dodge, Nowra, New South Wales)

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.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Steven Dodge, Nowra, New South Wales)

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:

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • New Guinea,
  • Vietnam,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 35.15, p. 367.

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 217-218, No. 322.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 61.


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    (updated 3 October 2010, 18 February 2019)