Zalissa pratti (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(formerly known as Hypocala pratti)
AGARISTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown patterned forewings, each including a large central pale patch containing a dark spot in the middle. The hindwings are pale yellow each with dark band around the margin interrupted by a small white patch. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), pp. 249-250, No. 183.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 123.


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    (written 17 May 2016)