Halone sejuncta (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Variable Halone
(previously known as Pitane sejuncta)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Halone sejuncta
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult male and female moths of this species look similar. They have forewings that are dark brown, each having two ragged white bands. The hindwings are pale yellow, with vague brown marginal and submarginal bands.

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

The species has been found to occur in :

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

    Halone sejuncta
    male, lithograph by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Pitane sejuncta
    ,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXL, fig. 24,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading:

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 16, and also Plate 140, fig. 24.

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


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    (updated 18 December 2010)