Daona detersalis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym is Ozarba alopecodes Meyrick, 1902)
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This adult moth is brown, with some dark spots, and an indistinct broad darker band from middle to wingtip on each forewing. The hindwings are off-white, each shading to reddish brown at the wingtip, and dark brown at the tornus. The undersides are plain reddish brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Indonesia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, pp. 35-36.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1175.


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    (written 20 July 2012)