Periopta ardescens (Butler, 1884)
(previously known as Agarista ardescens)
AGARISTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Periopta ardescens
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species is dark brown, with white bars on the forewings and a white spots around the margin of each hindwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

Periopta ardescens
(Specimen: labelled from Western Australia, courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This species has been found in

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

    Periopta ardescens
    underside
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On new Species of Lepidoptera recently added to the Collection of the British Museum,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 14 (1884), p. 405, No. 6.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 123.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 191.


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    (updated 21 February 2009, 20 July 2015)