Holocryptis phasianura T.P. Lucas, 1892
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has white wings, each having vague brown bands and striking dark grey patches. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On twenty new species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7 (1892), p. 257.

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


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    (written 2 January 2014)