Calluga costalis Moore, 1887
(one synonym is Chloroclystis cissocosma Turner, 1904)
LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Calluga costalis
(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.

Calluga costalis
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

The species is found across south-east Asia, including

  • Sri Lanka,
  • Vietnam,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Calluga costalis
    drawing by Frederic Moore,
    ,
    The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, L. Reeve, London, 1886, Plate 206 fig. 1,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, update 5.

    Frederic Moore,
    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.


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    (updated 16 September 2013, 11 November 2019)