Amphiongia chordophoides (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(one synonym : Dierna achroa Lower, 1903)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


The adults are brown with a diagonal pale line outlined in dark brown running across each wing. Also each forewing has a dumbell shaped mark and a small white dot. The wings all have scalloped margins.


Female
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


Male
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

Specimens have been taken in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The eggs are white and laid singly on the edge of the underside of leaves of a foodplant.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 8 (1892), p. 89.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 125.


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    (updated 7 February 2011)