Traminda mundissima (Walker, 1861)
(previously known as Acidalia mundissima)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

These caterpillars are loopers, with missing prolegs. They are a minor pest on:

  • Catechu ( Acacia catechu, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species are brown or green often with a dark edged yellow arc across each wing. The hindwings each have an angular tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species is found in the near-east, Asia, and the south Pacific, including

  • Bahrain,
  • India,
  • New Calidonia,
  • Oman,
  • Thailand,
  • United Arab Emirates,
  • Yemen,

    and also in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p.795, No. 282.


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    (written 11 January 2013)