(one synonym : Eucrostis perlepidaria Walker, 1866)
GEOMETRINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
This caterpillar is a looper that has been described as pale green or brown. It has been feeding on the flowers of plants from many genera and families, including :
The caterpillar pupates in a sparse cocoon incorporating bits of leaf.
The adult moths of this species are green with several red dots on each wing. The wingspan is about 2cms.
This species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
At the light trap,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
Newsletter Issue 45 (June 2007), pp. 18-22.
Mt Glorious- Saturday 28th November 2009,
Issue 56 (March 2010), pp. 32-33,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 17.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 22 (1861), p. 544, No. 16.
(updated 5 September 2009, 13 November 2016)