Padenodes cuprizona Hampson, 1914
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Padenodes cuprizona
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings each with three transverse bands that are brown with a gold sheen: one at the base, one across the middle of the wing, and one along the margin. There is also a narrow tapering yellow streak along the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are pale yellow. The head and pro-thorax are white. The meso- and meta-thorax are brown. The abdomen is pale yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    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,
    Supplement 1 (1914), p. 567, No. 546.


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    (written 9 June 2017)