Symmacra solidaria (Guenée, 1857)
(one synonym is Acidalia quadraequata Walker, 1861)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species are a pale greenish-brown colour with faint dark zigzag lines across the wings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found across south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including :

  • Borneo,
  • Fiji, and
  • Samoa,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 348, No. 538.


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    (updated 20 July 2010)