Yumadara Edashaku(in japanese)

Yumadara Edashaku(in japanese)
Japanese Common Name
Yumadara Edashaku
Scientific name
Abraxas miranda
Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Geometridae
About 2 to 2.5 cm (size of wings)
Species Distribution
Found nationwide in Japan
This species prefers feeding on plants of Celastraceae during larvae stage. The species is often found in residential areas in the Okinawa area since Maytenus diversifolia, plants of Celestraceae, are typically used for landscaping.
A similar species, Abraxas niphonibia, can be differentiated by looking for dark brown coloration. Abraxas miranda does not have dark brown rings on its forewings (big front wings).

Updated October 2020

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