Hyposada hydrocampata (Guenée, 1857)
(formerly known as Phibalapteryx hydrocampata)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hyposada hydrocampata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has streaky brown wings. The forewings each have a black dot near the middle. The forewing wingtips are recurved, and there is a cusp at each hindwing tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • India,

    and also in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Hyposada hydrocampata
    female, drawing by George Francis Hampson
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CLVII, figure 1,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites, Tome II,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 10 (1857), p. 438, No. 1620.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 10 (1910), p. 278, No. 5418, and also Plate 157, fig. 1.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 116.


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    (updated 7 January 2012)