Chundana lugubris Walker, 1862
EPIPLEMINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Chundana lugubris
,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Sphinges and Bombyces, Part 1, 1892, Plate III, Fig. 20,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are fawn with a few dark spots on each wing. The wings have wavy margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Borneo,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 105, No. 469, and also Plate 3, Fig. 20.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of the Heterocerous Lepidopterous Insects collected at Sarawak,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society,
    Volume 6 (1862), p. 117, No. 118.


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    (updated 14 August 2004, 15 October 2013, 27 March 2015)