Harman Patil

Polynesia (moth)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Larentiinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Tribe  Asthenini
Rank  Genus
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Polynesia is a genus of moth in the Geometridae family. Species are found throughout India, Sri Lanka and Andaman Islands.



Palpi slender, obliquely upturned, and reaching vertex of head. Antennae of male minutely ciliated. Hind tibia of male with a terminal pair of small spurs. Female with two pairs of spurs. Fore wings with vein 3 from close to angle of cell. Vein 6 from or from above angle of cell. Veins 7,8,9,10 and 11 stalked from upper angle, or with a minute areole at their base. Hind wings with the outer margin produced to points at veins 7 and 4. The cell very short. Veins 3,4 and 6,7 on long stalks. Vein 5 from above middle of discocellulars. Vein 8 form close to end of cell, and then much curved.


  • Polynesia curtitibia Prout, 1922
  • Polynesia sunandava (Walker, 1861)
  • Polynesia truncapex Swinhoe, 1892
  • References

    Polynesia (moth) Wikipedia

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