(previously known as Thalassodes veraria)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are sometimes a pest on seedlings such as:
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 :
and in Australia in:
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 360-361, No. 566.
(updated 20 July 2010)