Selenis semilux Walker, 1865
(one synonym : Xanthoptera semifusca Snellen, 1880)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Selenis semilux
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has greenish brown wings. The forewings each have a broad cream area along the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Sri Lanka,

    and in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), p. 1069.


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    (updated 19 February 2011)