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 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)