Problepsis apollinaria (Guenée, 1857)
(erroneously: Argyris appollinaria)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are white or pale yellow, with a round brown spot on each forewing, and dribbles of silver across it continuing across the hindwings. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species is found across Asia, including :

  • Borneo,

    and is also found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 13.

    Peter Hendry,
    Gems of the North
    Metamorphosis,
    Issue 52 (March 2009), pp.19-21,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.


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    (updated 20 July 2010)