(one synonym is Gymnoscelis subrufata Warren, 1898)
EUPITHECIINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on
The adult moth has brown and green areas on the wings separated by undulating black transverse lines. The green colour fades to brown in dead specimens. The undersides are pink. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found as several subspecies in :
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1680.
New species and genera of the families Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae from the Old-World Regions,
Volume 5 (1898), p. 24, No. 51.
(written 24 September 2018)