Balantiucha stolida (Butler, 1886)
(formerly known as Erosia stolida)
EPIPLEMINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Balantiucha stolida
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have a variable brownish-grey pattern on each wing. The inner margin of the forewing is concave. The hindwings often each have one or two tails near the tornus.

Balantiucha stolida
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

Like many moths in the subfamily EPIPLEMINAE, the moth often exhibits an interesting resting posture by creasing its wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Heterocera from the Australian Region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, p. 415, No. 57.

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


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    (updated 8 July 2011, 6 December 2014)