Brunia dorsalis (Walker, 1866)
(also known as Manulea dorsalis)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Brunia dorsalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This species has adult moths with variable forewings. The forewings can be brown with a yellow costa and margin, or pale yellow or even white, with a broad dark brown or even black submarginal patch.

Brunia dorsalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The hindwings are yellow. The thorax is yellow, sometimes with brown or black patches. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Brunia dorsalis
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • New Guinea,
  • Sula Islands,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Brunia dorsalis
    (Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 20.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1883.


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    (updated 9 January 2010, 28 May 2017)