Scotorythra hecataea (Geometridae)

Endemic

 

Scotorythra hecataea caterpillar

Larva - green morph

Scotorythra hecataea caterpillar

Larva - brown morph

 

Scotorythra hecataea moths

Adults - female (above) and male

 

Adult forewings range from uniform grey to strong dark bands.

 

Host plant:

 

Development time in the laboratory at 20°C:

  • Larva: 7 weeks
  • Pupa: 4 weeks

 

Larval parasitoids recorded from the Alaka`i Swamp: