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


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

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

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

The species is found 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)