(previously known as Micronia astheniata)
URANIINAE, URANIIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
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 :
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 :
and the tropical north of Australia including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 38.11, p. 384.
in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Tome 10 (1857), p. 24, No. 925.
(updated 20 July 2010)