Comostola chlorargyra (Walker, 1861)
(previously known as Comibaena chorargyra)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This caterpillar has been observed feeding on the flowers of :

  • Cerbera species ( APOCYNACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species are green with irregular white beaded wing margins outlined in brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    This species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 22 (1861), p. 577, No. 19.


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    (updated 17 April 2011)