Goniosema anguliscripta (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(formerly known as Chiriphe anguliscripta)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Goniosema anguliscripta
female, drawing by Hampson, listed as Licnoptera anguliscripta,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volumes I-III (1898-1901), Plate XXVIII, figure 2,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have white forewings, with black irregular zigzag markings on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 333, and also Plate 28, figure 2,

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Macro-Lepidoptera, with Localities and Descriptions of new Species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1079-1080.


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    (written 1 February 2015)