(one synonym : Somatina rubridisca Swinhoe, 1900)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Mount Molloy, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are pale brown, with a dark mark on each side of alternate segments. Early instars have sharp dark marks.
In later instars, the dark marks become fuzzier. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The caterpillars grow to a length of about 3 cms. The caterpillars pupate in a flimsy cocoon in the leaf litter.
The pupa is brown, and has a length of about 1.3 cms. It is accompanied by the skin of the final instar.
The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with scalloped patterns on the wings, with some groups of dark brown scallops. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae from Papuan region, collected by Mr. Albert S. Meek,
Volume 3 (1896), p. 379, No. 115.
(written 4 July 2021)