Comostola nereidaria (Snellen, 1881)
(one synonym : Comostola flavicincta Warren, 1896)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are green with a few reddish marks outlined in cream on each wing. The wings have a narrow cream border. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Sarawak,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes gezameld door M.C. Piepers, met Aanteekeningen en Beschrijving der nieuwe Soorten: Heterocera III Geometrina,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 24 (1881), p. 76, No. 10, and also Plate 10, figs. 10, 11.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)