Pingasa nobilis L.B. Prout, 1913
(one synonym : Pingasa furvifrons L.B. Prout, 1932)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have mottled grey wings, with two dark zig-zag lines across each forewing, and one across each hindwing. The margins of the wings have broad brown borders, each containg one grey patch. The edges of the wings are scalloped. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

This species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Contributions to a knowledge of the subfamilies Oenochrominae and Hemitheinae of Geometridae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 20 (1913), pp. 397-398, No. 19.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)