Neotherina callas

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Neotherina callas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Neotherina
Species: N. callas
Binomial name
Neotherina callas
(Druce, 1892)
Synonyms
  • Trygodes callas Druce, 1892
  • Therina atomaria Schaus, 1901

Neotherina callas is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. It is a moderately common species is found at altitudes between 1,100 and 2,800 meters throughout Costa Rica.

Comparison of Neotherina callas male 2a and female 2b and Neotherina xanthosa male 2c and female (2d) adults

The forewing appear to be truncated at the tip. Females are noticeably larger than males. The wings are diaphanous and overlaid by a distinct pattern seen only in this species and in Neotherina xanthosa. It can be separated from the latter by the darker more greyish color and its smaller size, with a male forewing length of 18–22 mm. Females have a forewing length of 19–24 mm.[1]

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