Comibaena mariae (T.P. Lucas, 1888)
(one synonym : Probolosceles albipunctata, Warren, 1898)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of John Stumm)

The Caterpillars of this species are unusual in having pairs of flat flanges along the back.

The adult moth is green, with a brown patch at the tip of each hindwing and at the tornus of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of John Stumm)

This species occurs in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    At the light trap,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
    Newsletter Issue 45 (June 2007), pp. 18-22.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Contribution to a knowledge of the genus Iodis,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1888), pp. 1266-1267.


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    (updated 5 February 2010)