Strophidia directaria (Walker, 1866)
(formerly known as Micronia directaria)
EPIPLEMINAE,   URANIIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are white, with black-edged white stripes across each wing. There is a black line along the margin of each wing. The margin of each hindwing is angled, with a black mark in the angle. The wingspan can be up to 7 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Indonesia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1640.


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    (updated 17 May 2010)