Urolitha bipunctifera (Walker, 1861)
(formerly known as Iodis bipunctifera)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Revesby, New South Wales)

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

  • Plumbago ( Plumbago auriculata, PLUMBAGINACEAE ).

    It grew to a length of about 2 cm.

    Urolitha bipunctifera
    (Photo: Don Herbison-Evans)

    The adult moth of this species 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. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    This species has been found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    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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    (written 23 September 2018, updated 11 October 2020)