Urapteroides astheniata (Guenée, 1857)
(previously known as Micronia astheniata)
URANIINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Neil Hewett & Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

The Caterpillars of this species are green with broken yellow stripes along the length at shoulder level. They have been found feeding on :

  • Sesendok ( Endospermum species, EUPHORBIACEAE ) and
  • Malay Apple ( Eugenia malaccensis, MYRTACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of Neil Hewett, Cooper Creek Wilderness, Queensland)

    The adult moths are pale cream with several brown lines : three complete and two incomplete across each forewing, and two across each hindwing. They have a wingspan of about 6 cms.

    They occur over much of south-east Asia, from India to Fiji, including :

  • Indonesia,
  • Malaysia,
  • Nepal,
  • New Guinea,

    and the tropical north of Australia including

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 38.11, p. 384.

    Achille Guenée,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Tome 10 (1857), p. 24, No. 925.


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    (updated 20 July 2010)