Neochera dominia (Cramer, 1780)
(one synonym: Aganais herpa Snellen 1879)
AGANAIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Neochera dominia
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are off-white with dark wing margins and a black spot in the middle of each hind wing, and a black spot at the base of each fore wing. They have a yellow abdomen with a black spot on the top of each segment. The moths have a wingspan of about 6 cms.

Neochera dominia
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species is found as various subspecies over much of south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Burma,
  • Malaysia,
  • Thailand,

    as well as the tropical north of Australia including

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Neochera dominia
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.16, p. 442.

    Pieter Cramer,
    Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
    Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 3 (1780), pp. 123-124, 174, and Plate 263, figs. A, B.

    Buck Richardson,
    Mothology,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 12.


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    (updated 29 April 2013, 9 March 2015)