Gymnoscelis derogata (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym is Gymnoscelis subrufata Warren, 1898)
EUPITHECIINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gymnoscelis derogata
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Macadamia ( Macadamia species, PROTEACEAE ).

    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 :

  • Borneo,
  • Malaysia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    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.

    William Warren,
    New species and genera of the families Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae from the Old-World Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 5 (1898), p. 24, No. 51.


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    (written 24 September 2018)