Idalima leonora (Doubleday, 1846)
(previously known as Agarista leonora)
AGARISTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Idalima leonora
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The forewings of the adult moths are black with white spots and blue lines. The hindwings are black, each with a white band across the trailing edge. The abdomen is black, with an orange tuft of hair on the tail.

Idalima leonora
underside
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

Underneath, the blue is less extensively developed.

The species occurs mainly in the north of Australia, including

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Doubleday,
    Descriptions of Some New or Imperfectly Characterised Lepidoptera from Australia,
    in John Lort Stokes: Discoveries in Australia,
    1846, Volume 1, pp. 513-520.


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    (updated 7 September 2002)