Parascaptia biplagata Bethune-Baker, 1908
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings, each crossed by two or three dark-edged wide reddish-purple bands. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wingtips. The hindwing margins are slightly doubly concave. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 15 (1908), p. 195, No. 71.


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    (written 12 June 2019)