Ipanica cornigera (Butler, 1886)
(one synonym : Aegocera cornigora Jordan, 1912)
AGARISTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown and white forewings. The hindwings are each yellow with a broad brown margin and a brown spot in the middle. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Ipanica cornigera
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Ipanica cornigera
    underside
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, l. 22.13, p. 463.

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera-Heterocera from the Australian Region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, pp. 381-382, No. 1.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 122.


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    (updated 25 November 2012)