Lophocalama suffusa (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(previously known as Calamia suffusa)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth are streaky brown, each with a substantial pale streak from base to mid-margin. The hindwings are brown fading to off-white at the bases. The forewing wingtips are slightly recurved. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs Australia in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 142-143.


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    (written 7 June 2019)