Halone coryphoea Hampson, 1914
Eastern Halone
(one synonym : Halone coryphaea Turner, 1915)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Halone coryphoea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

This Caterpillar is thought to feed on

  • Lichen.

    Halone coryphoea
    male, drawing by George F. Hampson,

    Catalogue of the Amatidæ and Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Volume Supplement 1 (1914), Plate XXXI, fig. 14,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

    The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown with white speckles. The hindwings are yellow with a broad irregular dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.16, p. 437.

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume Supplement 1 (1914), p. 588, No. 583, and also Plate 31, fig. 14.

    Peter Hendry,
    The Australian Arctiid Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae) with emphasis on Creatonotos Gangis,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 65 (June 2012), pp. 9-11,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd edition,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 22-23.


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    (updated 2 May 2013)