Lyclene quadrilineata (Pagenstecher, 1886)
(previously known as Prinasura quadrilineata)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are orange, with a network of dark lines across each forewing. The hindwings are plain yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Lyclene quadrilineata
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 18.8, 31.2, p. 436.

    Peter Hendry,
    Images of Arctiidae moths in the subfamily Lithosiinae,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 55 (December 2009), p. 31,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-fauna des Malayischen Archipels III,
    Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
    Volume 39 (1886), pp. 126-127, No. 47.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 20.


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    (updated 14 April 2011, 10 February 2013)