Hyposemansis asbolaea (Lower, 1903)
(formerly known as Mecodina asbolaea)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has brown forewings, each with a complex but subtle pattern. The hindwings each have a brown pattern with a pale zigzag submarginal arc. The hindwings have scalloped margins. The undersides have pale marginal areas delineated by zizag submarginal lines. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 42.


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    (written 30 April 2019)