Perixera monetaria (Guenée, 1857)
(one synonym is Perixera ceramis Meyrick, 1886)
STERRHINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Barron Gorge, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with variable dark shadowy lines and arcs of dark dots, and a variable spot in the middle of each hindwing which can be white or black or non-existent. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

The species is found across south-west Pacific, including :

  • Borneo,
  • New Guinea,
  • Solomons,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 418, No. 683.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Lepidoptera from the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, p. 209, No. 29.


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    (written 20 March 2020)