(one synonym : Lagyra bombycaria Walker, 1866)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photograph: courtesy of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii)
This Caterpillar is initially a black looper with rings of white spots. The caterpillars are subject to attack by parasites.
Late instars are plain brown.
It is polyphagous, eating the foliage of many plants including the crops
which makes it a pest in Tea plantations.
The adult moths are brown with a subtle pattern. The forewings have pointed wingtips and wavy margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including
and in Australia in
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 20 (1860), p. 59, No. 1.
(updated 1 April 2011, 6 January 2014, 25 August 2020, 8 March 2021)