Pyrrhorachis pyrrhogona (Walker, 1866)
(also known as Comostola pyrrhogona)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pyrrhorachis pyrrhogona
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are green with a rusty-red border to each wing. There is also a rusty=red dorsal line along the abdomen. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Pyrrhorachis pyrrhogona
Norfolk Island
1976

The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Indonesia
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Norfolk Island, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.23, p. 374.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1610.


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    (updated 10 June 2010)