Anisodes obliviaria Walker, 1861
(also known as Perixera obliviaria)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda)

These caterpillars have been found feeding on

  • Derris species ( FABACEAE ), and
  • Citrus species ( RUTACEAE ).

    The adult moths are pale brown with vague arcs of dark dots scattered over the upper surface of each wing. The wings often each have a dark-edged pale sppot near the middle, particularly the hindwings. The antennae are white. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species is found across the south Pacific, including :

  • Fiji, and
  • Japan,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 22 (1862), p. 643, No. 12.


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    (written 30 March 2013)