Musothyma cyanastis Meyrick, 1897
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Musothyma cyanastis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has buff coloured forewings speckled with dark brown, with indistinct blue-grey patches along the margins of each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins and wide dark brown margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 375.


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    (written 24 January 2013)