Lambula pristina (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Macaduma castanea, Rothschild, 1912)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lambula pristina
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species have been found on

  • Giant Palm ( Raphia australis, ARECACEAE ).

    This species has adult moths with brown forewings and pale brown hindwings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in :

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1885.


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    (written 10 February 2013)