Hemithea wuka (Pagenstecher, 1886)
(one synonym : Nemoria iosoma Meyrick, 1889)
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 green, with two white wiggly lines across each wing. The hindwings each have an angular margin. The wings have a white and brown checkered border. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo, and
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • Western Australia.

    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.


    Further reading :

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-fauna des Malayischen Archipels III,
    Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
    Volume 39 (1886), pp. 153-154, No. 97.


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    (updated 7 February 2010)