Eupithecia costalis Walker, 1863
(formerly known as Pena costalis)
EUPITHECIINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eupithecia costalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has off-white wings, with a pattern of brown lines and red-orange sploches.

The species is found in Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 22 (1861), p. 555, No. 21.


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    (updated 1 June 2011)