(previously known as Chrysolene cruoraria)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have a large dark red patch extending halfway from the base of each forewings. The apical half of each forewing is yellow with red patches. In the hindwings are red with yellow edges. The wingspan is about 2.3 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
The colour patterns of the moths seems to be quite variable, perhaps indicating that several species are currently being referred to the same name.
Further reading :
New Genera and Species of Moths from the Old World Regions,
Volume 4 (1897), p. 49, No. 105.
(updated 7 February 2010, 13 February 2016)