Data aroa (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(previously known as Thyria aroa)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXX, fig. 27,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth have a complex pattern of greyish brown with white marks near the wingtips, and green marks near the middle. The hindwings are orange. The abdomen is orange with a tapering dark mark along the back. 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. 199-200, No. 22.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), p. 528, No. 3393, and also Plate 120, fig. 27.


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    (updated 24 October 2011)