Halone pteridaula (Turner, 1922)
Brown Halone
(previously known as Eurypepla pteridaula)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult have forewings that are dark brown, each having two ragged white bands. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found to occur in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 35, Part 1 (1922), p. 31.


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    (updated 18 February 2010)