(formerly known as Jodis wuka)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are green, with two white interrupted wiggly lines across each wing. The hindwings each have an angular margin. The wings have white and brown checkered margins, and a white and brown pattern along the forewing costa.
The abdomen has a white dorsal stripe, and some specimens have white and brown dorsal markings on some abdominal segments. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :
as well as in Australia in
The similarity of the male genitalia of this species to that of Hemithea doddi has led to the suggestion that the two species are synonymous. In the Checklist, six synonyms for Hemithea wuka were proposed, namely
Further reading :
Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-fauna des Malayischen Archipels III,
Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
Volume 39 (1886), pp. 153-154, No. 97.
(updated 7 February 2010, 6 April 2020)