Argyrolepidia fracta (Rothschild, 1899)
(formerly known as Phalaenoides fractus)
AGARISTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Argyrolepidia fracta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are black, with white spots on the forewings. The abdomen and legs are banded in black and white.

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

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    Lionel Walter Rothschild,
    On some new Lepidoptera from the East,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 6 (1899), pp. 432-433, No. 6.


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    (updated 14 February 2010)