Cyphura geminia (Cramer, 1777)
(formerly known as Phalaena geminia)
URANIINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cyphura geminia
drawing by Pieter Cramer, listed as Phalaena geminia
,
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, vol. 2 (1777), Plate CXXXIII, fig. C,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are white, with a brown line along the costa of, and two brown lines across, each forewing. There is one brown line across each hindwing, and a brown line along each margin of all four wings. There is also a brown line down the middle of the back of the abdomen. The margins of the hindwings each have a stumpy tail with two black spots.

The species has been found in :

  • Ambon,
  • Papua,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cramer,
    Papillons Exotique,
    Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
    Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 2 (1777), pp. 57-58, and also Plate 133, fig. C.


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    (written 3 April 2015)