Halone prosenes Turner, 1940
Pied Halone
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Halone prosenes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult male and female moths of this species are similar, and have forewings that are white with a variable complex pattern of shades of grey including a broad jagged dark grey band across the middle of each one. The hindwings are plain grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Halone prosenes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The species has been caught in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 84, No. 86.


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    (updated 3 May 2013)