Veia caeruleotincta (Rothschild, 1915)
(one synonym : Veia umbrosa Hampson, 1926)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has patchy dark brown wings with a blue sheen, each with various markings including vague pale blobs and sinuous lines. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Lepidoptera Phalaenae of the subfamily Noctuinae (Noctuidae) in the British Museum (Natural History)
    British Museum (Natural History), Department of Entomology, Lepidoptera,
    London (1926), pp. 13-14.

    Lionel Walter Rothschild,
    Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea,
    Macrolepidoptera,
    Part 1. London : Hazell, Watson & Viney, 1915, p. 59, No. 307.


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    (written 29 May 2019)