Pamphlebia rubrolimbraria (Guenée, 1857)
(one synonym : Nemoria iosoma Walker, 1861)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on :

  • Rice ( Oryza sativa, POACEAE ).

    The adult moths are green, with brown margins to the wings. There is a sharp angle halfway along the margin of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading


    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 386, No. 618.


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    (updated 14 November 2011, 24 May 2017)