Hopetounia carda Swinhoe, 1902
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hopetounia carda
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a broad irregular patchy pale grey streak along the costa. The hindwings are off-white, shading darker at the margins. The wing margins are slightly sinuous. The head and thorax are pale grey. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New species of eastern and Australian Heterocera,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), pp. 173-174.


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    (written 11 May 2019)