Asura monospila Turner, 1940
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Asura monospila
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This species has adult moths are black with yellow spots. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms. The number of yellow spots is quite variable, some specimens having hardly any. The hindwings are yellow with a broad black margin.

Asura monospila
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.

    Asura monospila
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading:

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 98, No. 139.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 183.


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    (written 1 September 2012, updated 7 August 2013)