Amblychia angeronaria

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Amblychia angeronaria
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Scientific classification
A. angeronaria
Binomial name
Amblychia angeronaria
Guenée, [1858]
  • Amblychia sinibia Wehrli, 1938
  • Amblychia torrida Moore, 1877

Amblychia angeronaria is a moth of the family Geometridae first described by Achille Guenée in 1858.[1] It is found in Sri Lanka,[2] northern India, Korea, Andaman Islands to Taiwan,[3] Borneo, Sumatra,[4] Korea[5] Japan[6] and Australia.[7]

The species' wingspan is about 90 mm. Male has bipectinate antennae whereas female has filiform antennae. Male has pale brownish wings often mottled with ochreous. Fovea present. Body and legs of both sexes are covered with yellowish-white hairs.

Female also mottled in some extent with orange-brown wings. Medial fasciae narrow and clearly defined. Margin of the hindwing is more strongly and broadly excavate. Underside of wings is pale brownish. The caterpillar is ochreous with cinnamon-grey-brown suffusion.[8] Caterpillars feed on Lauraceae plants.


  1. ^ "Species Details: Amblychia angeronaria Guenée, 1858". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ Koçak, Ahmet Ömer; Kemal, Muhabbet (20 February 2012). "Preliminary list of the Lepidoptera of Sri Lanka". Cesa News. Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara (79): 1–57. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Amblychia angeronaria Guenée, 1857 白斑褐尺蛾". Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  4. ^ Savela, Markku. "Amblychia angeronaria Guenée, 1857". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Two New Records of Ennominae Species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from Korea". Research Gate. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ "オオツバメエダシャク Amblychia angeronaria". Digital Moths of Japan. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  7. ^ Herbison-Evans, Don & Crossley, Stella (4 December 2016). "Amblychia angeronaria Guenée, 1857". Australian Caterpillars and their Butterflies and Moths. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Amblychia angeronaria Guenée". Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 7 March 2018.