Poliodule xanthodelta (Lower, 1897)
(previously known as Scoliacma xanthodelta)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Poliodule xanthodelta
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a variable vaguely triangular pale yellow area on the costa. The hindwings are pale yellow with broad pale brown margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with notes on synonymy,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22, Part 1 (1897), pp. 10-11.


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    (written 6 March 2019)