Nocturnal visitor, Agathia pisina

Green moth with brown markings
Agathia pisina, Geometrinae, Geometridae

A handsome visitor called on us last night, attracted to the lights – Agathia pisina, of the Geometridae family. Like many of our moths, he doesn’t appear to have a ‘common’ (English language) name. This page on Don Herbison-Evans’ excellent site (scroll about halfway down) shows him amongst his closest relations, many of whom are also very beautiful.

In Australia the species is known only from Queensland’s tropical coast but their range extends at least to the Solomon Islands.