(one synonym : Agathia asterias Meyrick, 1888)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on:
The adult moths are green with brown markings. The females have rather more brown markings than the male. The hindwings are unusual in having a cusp halfway along the margin. There is also a cusp at each hindwing tornus, coloured brown with a white spot. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found as several subspecies in:
as well as in Australia in
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of New Species of Lepidoptera from the Solomon Islands, collected by c.M. Woodford, Esq. ,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 5, Volume 20 (1887), pp. 243-244, No. 6.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 74.
(updated 21 December 2010, 18 February 2018, 11 October 2020)