Hyposada postvittata (Moore, 1887)
(previously known as Lycauges postvittata)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown wings. The forewings each have a white line along the costa. The hindwings each have a black and white transverse line, and a black mark at the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Hyposada postvittata
female, drawing by Frederic Moore, listed as Lycauges postvittata
,
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, Volume 3 (1887), Plate 201, Fig. 12,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including

  • Sri Lanka,

    and also in Australia, including

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
    L. Reeve, London, Volume 3 (1887), p. 456, and also Plate 201, Fig. 12.


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    (updated 23 June 2011)