Termessa conographa (Meyrick, 1886)
(formerly known as Castulo conographa)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a broad pale yellow edge along the costa and margin, and sometimes a yellow transverse. The hindwings are yellow with a black band along each margin. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.5, p. 436.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 714-715, No. 38.


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    (written 7 October 2014)