Melastrota nigrisquamata (Swinhoe, 1901)
(one synonym : Pseodoblabes dona Swinhoe, 1901)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Melastrota nigrisquamata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with yellow patches at the wingtip, on the costa, and at the base of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 21.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    On Indian and Australian moths,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 7 (1901), p. 467.


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    (updated 16 April 2011)