Pingasa blanda (Pagenstecher, 1900)
(previously known as Pseudoterpna acutangula)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are off-white with wide brown margins.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

As with other Pingasa species, they have an extraordinary resting posture, with forewings dislocated to point forward.

The species has been found in

  • Papua,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Die Lepidopterenfauna des Bismarck-Archipels. (2). Die Nachtfalter,
    Zoologica,
    Volume 12, Part 29 (1900), pp. 151-152, No. 283.

    Buck Richardson,
    Mothology,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 18.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 144.


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    (updated 6 November 2010, 11 July 2020, 14 September 2020)