Lyclene pyraula (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Calligenia pyraula)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Graeme Cocks & Stella Crossley

Lyclene pyraula
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are a brilliant orange, with a network of dark lines across each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown shading darker towards the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in

  • Papua,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    This species shows some variations in the colour and pattern which overlap those of other species in Lyclene. The three similar species seem to occur in the following regions:

  • Lyclene pyraula - North of Cairns
  • Lyclene reticulata - Mossman to Townsville
  • Lyclene structa - Maryborough to Canberra


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 704-705, No. 23.


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    (updated 14 April 2011, 19 January 2017)