Hectobrocha multilinea T.P. Lucas, 1890
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hectobrocha multilinea
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have off-white wings, with a number of dark spots and zigzag stripes on each forewing, and a dark submarginal arc on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Hectobrocha multilinea
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 2 (1900), Plate XXXIII, Figure 1,
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. 498, No. 1067, and also Plate 33, Figure 1..

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Macro-Lepidoptera, with Localities and Descriptions of new Species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1072.


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    (written 1 February 2015, updated 31 August 2019)