Hyposhada pellopis (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
(formerly known as Scoliacma pellopis)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hyposhada pellopis
male
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a yellow streak along the costa. The males have a vague dark zigzag line across each forewing, which is thought to emit pheromones. The hindwings are paler than the forewings, and have concave margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 15 (1908), p. 193, No. 64.


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    (written 12 June 2019)