Scaptesyle dictyota (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Chiriphe dictyota)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scaptesyle dictyota
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Licnoptera anguliscripta
,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volumes I-III (1898-1901), Plate XXVI, figure 21,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings each with a network of broad black lines. The hindwings are pale brown darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 286, and also Plate 26, figure 21.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 735.


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    (written 31 January 2015, 10 April 2017)