(previously known as Probolosceles inductaria)
(also known as Argyrocosma inductaria)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel Kurek, Cairns, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species is brownish-green with spiny warts and tubercles on its back, to which it attaches detritus. The caterpillar has been found feeding on the flowers of
The caterpillar pupates in a thin cocoon incorporating debris amongst the flowers.
The adult moth has green forewings, each with a white line along the costa, and number of brown-edged white spots on all four wings. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
This species occurs across south-east Asia, and has been found in :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 370, No. 588.
George Francis Hampson,
The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 8 (1891), p. 110, and also Plate 151, fig. 15.
(updated 22 January 2010, 4 July 2021)