Utetheisa pectinata Hampson, 1907
ARCTIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is white with red and black spots on each forewing. The hindwings are white with an irregular broad black border. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms. The moths are very similar to those of Utetheisa pulchella except that the males have short pectinations on their antennae.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Syntomidae, Arctiadae, Agaristidae and Noctuidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 19 (1907), p. 240, No. 2087a.


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    (written 14 November 2018)