Uliocnemis biplagiata (Moore, 1887)
(one synonym : Comibaena subornataria Rothschild, 1915)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Uliocnemis biplagiata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This Caterpillar camouflages itself. It is dull yellow and has protuberances along the body to which it attaches bits of leaf and bark. It has been found feeding on the foliage of :

  • various Wattles ( Acacia, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The male adult moth is green with a series of curved white lines near the wing margins, and a brown mark on the tornus of each forewing, and the margin of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
    L. Reeve, London, Volume 3 (1886), p. 435.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 138.


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    (updated 6 November 2010)