(one synonym : Euarestus nobilatans Lucas, 1900)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The male adult moths of this species have green wings. There are vague faint submarginal dark lines on each wing, and each forewing has variable brown markings near the base and the wing-tip. Each hindwing has brown band along the costa. The thorax and abdomen are green. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The females have an additional dark-edged pale spot near the middle of each forewing, and other variable dark markings on all four wings.
This species occurs as subspecies majestica in
and subspecies imperialis in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 10.20, p. 372.
New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
Volume 3 (1896), p. 354, No. 45.
(updated 17 April 2011, 12 November 2019)