Macaduma toxophora (Turner, 1899)
(previously known as Psapharacis toxophora)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macaduma toxophora
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that have each a pronounced bulge on the costa, and a hooked wingtip. The forewings are a spotchy grey-brown crossed by a vague dark zigzag band. The hindwings are brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Macaduma toxophora
female, drawing by George F. Hampson,

Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume II (1900), Plate XXV, fig. 26,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 268, and also Plate 25, fig. 26.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of New Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 23 (1899), p. 15.


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    (updated 31 July 2011, 31 January 2015)