Epiplema conflictaria (Walker, 1861)
(one synonym : Erosia diffiniaria Walker, 1861)
EPIPLEMINAE,   URANIIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epiplema conflictaria
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale grey with zigzag brown lines across each wing. The margins of the hindwings each have two tails. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including :

  • Solomons,

    and the same species may occur in

  • Queensland.

    However, it is been suggested that the Australian species is distinct, and as yet unnamed and undescribed.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 214.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 851, No. 37.


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    (updated 17 May 2010)