Condica aroana (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(one synonym : Prospalta ochreata Warren, 1937)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Condica aroana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth has buff coloured forewings speckled with dark brown, with an pale kidney shaped mark near the centre of each forewing. The hindwings are uniformly brown with dark veins. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Condica aroana
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The undersides of the forewings are dark grey, fading towards the hind margins. The undersides of the hindwings are plain pale grey.

Condica aroana
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The species occurs in

  • Bismarck Islands,

    and also in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.

    Condica aroana
    (Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 194, No. 7.


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    (updated 11 April 2013, 29 January 2018)