Dysphania militaris militaris
English : Military tiger moth
French : Géomètre militaire
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Geometridae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known.
Fairly big moth reaching a wingspan of up to 7 cm, usually less. Body entirely bright yellow with black edge on each abdomen segment. Wings mostly bright yellow with dark spots. Forewing tips are black with bluish-white spots.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South-East Asia, from eastern India to South China, south to Malaysia, Borneo and greater Sundas. Subspecies found in mainland southeast Asia. Found in woodlands, tropical forests and grasslands.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The status of this species hasn’t been assessed but it seems to be numerous in its wide range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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