Diplodesma celataria (Walker, 1866)
(also known as Idiochlora celataria)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

This Caterpillar is a brown looper with a pair of dark warts on each segment. The caterpillar has been found feeding on :

  • Coffee ( Coffea species, RUBIACEAE ).


    male
    (Photo: courtesy of Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

    The adult is yellowish-green with two pale wavy lines across each wing. The sexes are similar in size and colour, but the males have a more rounded tip to each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms. This species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Volume 35 (1866), p. 1614.


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    (updated 9 June 2010, 18 February 2014)