Hypoperigea tonsa (Guenée, 1852)
(previously known as Perigea tonsa)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypoperigea tonsa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with a subtle pattern. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found all over Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • Norfolk Island,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 232.


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    (updated 23 August 2012)