(previously known as Elphos subrubida)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The uppersides of the wings of the adult moths of this species are variable, with numerous wavy grey or black bands across each wing. There are usually pale patches near the tip of each forewing.
The underside is similar but darker for the forewings. The hindwing undersides are dark with some white spots, and orange flares at the bases. The wingspan is up to 9 cms.
The species occurs in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, update 56 (2017).
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 57.
New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
Volume 3 (1896), pp. 300, No. 68.
(written 18 July 2015, updated 26 September 2017)