Sauris malaca (Meyrick, 1891)
(previously known as Remodes malaca)
TRICHOPTERYGINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sauris malaca

This Caterpillar is a green looper.

Sauris malaca

It is a minor pest on fruit trees in SAPINDACEAE such as:

  • Lichee ( Litchi chinensis ), and
  • Longan ( Dimocarpus longan ).

    Sauris malaca

    The adult moth has forewings with a complex green pattern. The hindwings are plain pale grey, sometimes with darks marks at the torni, and are only about half the size of the forewings. The underside is a plain greenish grey. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.31, pp. 67, 377.

    Peter Hendry,
    Lepidoptera legacy of the summer that was 2010/11,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 61 (June 2011), pp. 18-20,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1891), pp. 804-805, No. 12.


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    (updated 18 June 2011)