(one synonym : Pseudoterpna ecchloraria Hubner, 1823)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John Lahey, Corinda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are a pest on fruit trees in SAPINDACEAE, including :
but the caterpillars have also have been found feeding on:
The pupa is mottled brown.
The adult moths have mottled pale green or grey wings, with two dark zig-zag lines across each forewing, and one across each hindwing. The moths rest with the forewings linked to the hindwings, as they would be in flight, unlike the moths of other species in the genus Pingasa, which unlink the wings and hold the forewings over the head when at rest.
Underneath, the moth is nearly white, with broad black submarginal bands, and a dark dash near the middle of each forewing costa. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
This species occurs across south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.9, p. 372.
in Pieter Cramer: De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
Volume 4 (1782), p. 233, and also p. 248, and also Plate 398, fig. C.
(updated 10 June 2010, 11 July 2020)