Poliodule melanotricha Turner, 1942
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Poliodule melanotricha
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Lake Giles Con Park, South Australia)

The adult moths of this species have variable dark brown forewings, each with a yellow spot at the base, and two yellow spots near the middle, one of which is dumb-bell shaped. The hindwings are pale yellow with broad pale brown margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Poliodule melanotricha
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, Australian Museum)

The species has been found in :

  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1941), p. 72, No. 54.


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    (written 30 August 2019)