Chrysocraspeda cruoraria (Warren, 1897)
(previously known as Chrysolene cruoraria)
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 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.


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

The species has been found in

  • Sulawesi,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    The colour patterns of the moths seems to be quite variable, perhaps indicating that several species are currently being referred to the same name.


    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New Genera and Species of Moths from the Old World Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 4 (1897), p. 49, No. 105.


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    (updated 7 February 2010, 13 February 2016)