Scaptesyle monogrammaria (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Chiriphe monogrammaria)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scaptesyle monogrammaria
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have rusty brown wings, with a submarginal pale line across each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Scaptesyle monogrammaria
male, drawing by George F. Hampson
,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume II (1900), Plate XXVI, Figure 22,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

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, No. 601, and also Plate 26, Figure 22.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1864), p. 1692.


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    (written 1 February 2015, updated 29 November 2015)