(one synonym : Anisogamia fragmentata Warren, 1907)
GEOMETRINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Craig Nieminski, Darwin, Northern Territory)
This caterpillar is brown with pairs of triangular projections along its back.The skin is rough and irregular. The caterpillar is a looper, having only one pair of prolegs plus the anal claspers. The caterpillar is thought to have been feeding on the foliage of
The caterpillar pupated inside a cocoon of dead leaves joined with silk.
The female moths are green with a broad brown border to each wing, and a yellowish collar behind the head.
The adult male moths are green with irregular white patches and markings on the wings. The wingspan is about 3cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
1889, pp. 492-493, No. 106.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 75.
(updated 12 September 2011)