formerly known as Urolitha bipunctifera (Walker, 1861)
Nemoria pisina Warren, 1899
Thalassodes albolineata Pagenstecher, 1900
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
This Caterpillar is greenish-brown, and has a pair of stubby red horns on the first abdominal segment. It was caught on :
It grew to a length of about 2 cm.
The adult moth of this species is green with two diagonal white lines across each forewing, and one across each hindwing. There is also a dark spot at the tornus of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4, Updates
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012.
On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1889, p. 492, No. 104.
Die Lepidopterenfauna des Bismarck-Archipels. (2). Die Nachtfalter,
Volume 12, Part 29 (1900), p. 156.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 46 (1922), p. 277, No. 295.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 23 (1861), p. 546, No. 21.
New species and genera of the families Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epiplemidae and Geometridae from the Old-World Regions,
Volume 6 (1899), p. 26, No. 62.
(written 23 September 2018)