Ramadasa crystallina (Lower, 1899)
(formerly known as Eustrotia crystallina)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths have brown forewings, the basal two thirds of which are covered in black and grey dots, as are the head and thorax. The marginal third has pale yellow markings, including a large vague circle and some spots. Each forewing has an orange line along the costa. and some black markings, including two oblique black lines on the costa, and a submarginal arc of black spots. The hindwings are off-white with pale brown margins containg a submarginal arc of black dots. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 24 (1899), pp. 88-89.


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    (written 13 May 2019)