Ziridava rufinigra Swinhoe, 1895
(erroneously known as : Xiridava rufinigra)
EUPITHECIINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown with a broad irregular brown band along the costa of each forewing, and a broad brown mark at the tornus of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Various subspecies are found in

  • Borneo,
  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Charles Swinhoe,
    On New Species of Indian Lepidoptera,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Part 16 (1895), pp. 296-297.


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    (updated 7 September 2004, 18 October 2013)