Pelagodes veraria (Guenée, 1858)
(previously known as Thalassodes veraria)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pelagodes veraria
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species are sometimes a pest on seedlings such as:

  • Mango ( Mangifera indica, ANACARDIACEAE ).

    The adult moths are green with two faint pale zigzag lines across each wing, and a yellow costa to each forewing. The hindwings each have an angular margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

    The species occurs across southern Asia and the Pacific, including :

  • Fiji,
  • India,
  • Java,
  • Malaysia,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 360-361, No. 566.


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    (updated 20 July 2010)