(one synonym is Chloroclystis cissocosma Turner, 1904)
LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adults of this species are variable in colour, with patches ranging from purple through brown to green, crossed by dark serrated lines, some double. The colours fade to brown in museum specimens. The forewing costas are bent. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, update 5.
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
L. Reeve, London, Volume 3 (1886), p. 480, and also Plate 206, fig. 1.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Family Geometridae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
Volume 16 (1904), p. 232, No. 16.
(updated 16 September 2013, 11 November 2019)