Barybela chionostigma Turner, 1944
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of this adult moth are patchy grey, with a complex pattern including several vague orange streaks along the veins: one along the hindmargin, one along the middle interrupted by three black spots, and another edging a black streak with white spots. The hindwings are grey fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in :

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 68 (1944), p. 7.


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    (written 5 June 2019)