Amblychia subrubida (Warren, 1896)
(previously known as Elphos subrubida)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
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.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

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.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    male
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, update 56 (2017).

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 57.

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), pp. 300, No. 68.


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    (written 18 July 2015, updated 26 September 2017)