Urolitha bipunctifera (Walker, 1961)
(previously known as Iodis bipunctifera)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley & Peter Marriott

This caterpillar is greenish-brown and has a pair of horns on the first abdominal segment. It was caught on :

  • Plumbago ( Plumbago auriculata, PLUMBAGINACEAE ).

    It grew to a length of about 2 cm.

    The adult moth is green with two diagonal white lines across each forewing, and one across each hindwing. There is also a dark spot at the tornus of each hindwing. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    At the Light Trap,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club
    Newsletter, Issue 48 (March 2008), pp. 9-11.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 546, No. 21.


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    (updated 6 May 2011, 20 January 2016)