Plusiodonta arctipennis Butler, 1886
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

This adult moth is brown, often with pale splotches on each forewing. There is a crest of scales halfway along the inner margin of each forewing that disguises its shape when the moth is at rest with the wings folded. The forewing tips are recurved. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species may be found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, p. 407, No. 43.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 149.


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    (updated 12 October 2011)