Aedia sericea (Butler, 1882)
(previously known as Anophia sericea)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Peter T. Oboyski, Esseg Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings which have a subtle pattern of light and shade. Each hindwing is black with a white basal area, white tornus and termen. The wigspan is about 3.5 cms.


Kiribati
, 1994

The species is found on islands in the South Pacific, for example :

  • Duke of York Island, New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera, chiefly from Duke-of-York Island and new Britain,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 10 (1882), p. 230, No. 53.


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    (updated 28 May 2009, 3 January 2014)