Suvarna Garge

Eois grataria

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Eois
Eois grataria
Similar  Eois, Chloroclystis, Scopula, Idaea, Eupithecia

Eois grataria is a moth in the family Geometridae. It is found in the Indian subregion, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Sundaland and on Christmas Island.

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Taxonomy

Records from Africa (ab. mediofusca) and from the Moluccas eastwards to the Bismarck Archipelago (ab. marginata and ab. perflava) are not conspecific with grataria, since the genitalia of both sexes are distinct.

Description

Wingspan is about 22-24mm. Antennae in both sexes bipectinated with long branches to two-thirds length. Hind wings with rounded outer margin. Veins 3,4 stalked. Body crimson, suffused with purplish fuscous, except on disk of hind wings. Both wings with numerous minutely waved lines. Some bright yellow between two of the postmedial waved lines, coming out as a prominent patch beyond the cell of fore wing. Margin and cilia bright yellow intersected by crimson at the angle of each wing. Ventral side pale colored.

The larvae feed on Mallotus species.

References

Eois grataria Wikipedia


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