Parerastria castaneata Warren, 1914
(one synonym : Dumigania iochlora Turner, 1933)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parerastria castaneata
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has pale brown wings. The forewings each have a ridge of raised white scales along the margin, and an extra bunch of white scales by the base. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.13, p. 456.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 118.

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Noctuidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 21 (1914), p. 407, No. 17.


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    (updated 19 February 2011)