Callyna monoleuca Walker, 1858
(one synonym : Leocyma apicalis Snellen, 1880)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is basically brown.

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

Some specimens have a white spot near the wingtip of each forewing.

Callyna monoleuca
specimen with white spots at the wingtips
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The undersides of the wings are fawn, and some specimens have big a yellow patch under each forewing by the base. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in Asia, including

  • India,
  • New Guinea, and
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 120.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 15 (1858), p. 1667.


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    (updated 5 August 2012)