Pingasa angulifera Warren, 1896
(one synonym : Hypochroma Munita Lucas, 1901)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pingasa angulifera
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have mottled green wings, with two dark zig-zag lines across each forewing, and one across each hindwing. Each wing has a broad submarginal brown band. The green colour fades to brown in older dead specimens. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Pingasa angulifera
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

Specimens of this species have been taken in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae from Papuan region, collected by Mr. Albert S. Meek,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 283, No. 30.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)