Rhuma subaurata Walker, 1860
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are pale grey with a complex pattern of black, brown and white on the upper wing surfaces. Underneath they are yellow, with broad black margins, and a prominent black spot in the middle of each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.3, p. 371.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1860), p. 484, No. 1.


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    (updated 16 April 2012, 13 November 2014, 8 June 2015)