Radinocera vagata (Walker, 1865)
(one synonym : Phalaenoides kuhni Rothschild, 1900)
AGARISTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Radinocera vagata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is dark brown, with a broad white stripe on each forewing, and a white patch at the base of each hindwing. The abdomen is yellow with narrow black bands, and has a white dorsal patch near the thorax. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Radinocera vagata
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This species has been found in:

  • the north of Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Radinocera vagata
    underside
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31, Supplement (1864), pp. 208-209.


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    (updated 21 February 2010)