Zagira stragulata Pagenstecher, 1900
(one synonym : Oruza pratti Bethune-Baker, 1906)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zagira stragulata
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings. The forewings each have a pale area along the costa which extends across the thorax. The wings have a bulge along the margin, and a hooked wingtip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Zagira stragulata
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found in eastern Asia, including

  • Japan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Die Lepidopterenfauna des Bismarck-Archipels. (2). Die Nachtfalter,
    Zoologica,
    Volume 12, Part 29 (1900), p. 85, No. 153.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 117-118, (listed as Oruza stragulata).


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    (updated 12 March 2011)