Asota australis (Boisduval, 1832)
(one synonym: Hypsa aequalis Walker, 1864)
AGANAIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Asota australis
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This moth has brown forewings, each with two white patches. The hindwings are plain yellow. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

Asota australis
underside
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species is found in Australiasia, including

  • Papua,

    and in Australia including

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
    Faune Entomologique de L'Ocean Pacifique,
    Voyage de Decouvertes de la Corvette l'Astrolabe,
    Division 7, Volume 1 (1832), p. 252, and also Plate 5, fig. 2.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31 (1864), pp. 214-215.


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    (updated 22 April 2013, 3 March 2015)