Comostola leucomerata (Walker, 1866)
(previously known as Chlorocoma leucomerata)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are green with each hindwing having a large brown spot near the base. The wingspan is just under 2 cms.

This species occurs as various subspecies in rainforest in:

  • New Caledonia,
  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.22, p. 374.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1609-1610.


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    (updated 22 January 2010)