Philenora placochrysa (Turner, 1899)
(formerly known as Scaeodora placochrysa)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philenora placochrysa
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 XXXIII, Figure 27,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have yellow wings with bold dark brown markings on the forewings, and broad brown borders on the hindwings. Abdominal segments one to four are yellow, and five to eight are brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    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. 511, No. 1099, and also Plate 33, Figure 27.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 23 (1899), p. 18.


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    (written 2 February 2015)