Scopula caesaria (Walker, 1861)
(one synonym : Craspedia rufimixtaria Warren, 1900)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scopula caesaria
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings with red zigzag markings. The red colour fades to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Scopula caesaria
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

Various subspecies of this moth occur around the world, including:

  • United Arab Emirates,
  • Swaziland, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 22 (1861), p. 750, No. 189.


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    (updated 25 April 2010)