Habrophyes xuthosoma (Turner, 1909)
(previously known as Tarache xuthosoma)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Habrophyes xuthosoma
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has white forewings each having two broad ragged black bands. The hindwings are blotchy grey. The head is yellow with large black eyes. The thorax is banded with black and yellow. The top of the abdomen is yellow. Underneath, the wings and abdomen are a blotchy grey-brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in tropical Australia including

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 34 (1909), pp. 349-350.


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    (updated 20 October 2011)