Lambula obliquilinea Hampson, 1900)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lambula obliquilinea
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 XXXV, fig. 1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each often crossed by an oblique dark brown line, or with a vague dark patch on the inner margin. The hindwings are plain paler brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New Soth 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. 558, No. 173a, and also Plate 35, fig. 1.


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    (written 8 February 2015)