Prometopus inassueta Guenée, 1852
(one synonym : Bryophyla dorsivaria Walker, 1858)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has green, black, and white patterned forewings, and plain fawn hindwings. In older specimens, the green fades to brown and grey. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    male, drawing by Achille Guenée, Noctuelites
    ,
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), Plate 3, fig. 9,
    Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 38, No. 42, and also Plate 3, fig. 9.


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    (updated 1 July 2010)