Eretmopus marinaria (Guenée, 1857)
(one synonym is : Geometra penecillata Walker, 1861)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of David Pollock, Smithsonian Institution)

The caterpillars of this species are basically green. Young instars have a red dorsal line. Later instars just have red blotches. The caterpillars have been found feeding on :

  • Mangrove Apples ( Sonneratia species, LYTHRACEAE ).

    The adult moths are also green. Their wingspan is about 3 cms.

    This species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in

  • Australia.


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 361, No. 568.


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    (updated 20 July 2010, 11 December 2016)