Leucogonia cosmopis (Lower, 1897)
(previously known as Britha cosmopis)
AGARISTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Leucogonia cosmopis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with broad greyish band around the edges, and a sub-hindmarginal streak. The hindwings are yellow, each with a broad dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 2.3 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with notes on synonymy,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), pp. 17-18.


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    (written 7 June 2019)