Gymnasura flavia (Hampson, 1900)
(previously known as Asura flavia)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gymnasura flavia
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale yellow, with a network of squiggly dark lines across each forewing. The hindwings are plain yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Gymnasura flavia
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Asura flavia
,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume 2 (1900), Plate XXX, fig. 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species is found 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,
    Volume 2 (1900), pp. 429-430, and also Plate 30, fig. 7.

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 8, Fig. 1
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.


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    (written 21 November 2012, updated 13 March 2015)