Zalissa stichograpta Turner, 1943
AGARISTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has streaky brown forewings, each with a vague darker reddish mark near the middle, and a dark sub-hindmarginal streak. The hindwings are yellow with broad black margins. The head and thorax are brown, and most of the abdomen is yellow. The forewings have serrated margins, and a concave hindmargin. The hindwings have scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection. No. 2,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 2 (1943), p. 116.


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    (written 8 June 2019)