(formerly known as Erosia mutans )
EPIPLEMINAE, URANIIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have a brownish-grey pattern, with a white subterminal line on each wing, and a large dark spot on the hind margin of each forewing. The hind margin of the forewing is concave. Like many in this subfamily (EPIPLEMINAE): the moth often exhibits an interesting resting posture. This one sometimes creases its wings, and sometimes has its the hindwings above its forewings.
The species occurs in :
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of new Species of Moths (Noctuites) from the Solomon Islands,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 5, Volume 19 (1887), pp. 434-435, No. 4.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 214 ( listed as Phazaca mutans).
(updated 8 July 2011)