Eugoa basipuncta (Hampson, 1891)
(previously known as Padenia basipuncta)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eugoa basipuncta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with two variable dark brown bands across each forewing, as well as a number of brown spots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Eugoa basipuncta
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Padenia basipuncta
,
The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 8 (1891), Plate CXXXIX, fig. 8,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including :

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Japan,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), p. 49, and also Plate 139, fig. 8.


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    (updated 1 May 2013)