Mimeusemia centralis (Rothschild, 1896)
(previously known as Phalaenoides centralis)
AGARISTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Mimeusemia centralis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have black wings with three spots of different sizes on each forewing, and sometimes one prominent spot on each hindwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.

Ipanica cornigera
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Ipanica cornigera
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    At the Light Trap: Records of daytime flying moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Agaristinae) and the genus Donuca (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae),
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 55 (December 2009), pp. 24-27,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Lionel Walter Rothschild,
    New Lepidoptera,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3, Part 3 (1896), pp. 326-327, No. 14.


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    (written 25 November 2012)