Daona detersalis (Walker, 1866)
(previously known as Catada detersalis)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This adult moth is brown, with indistinct dark bands on each forewing. The hindwings are white, each shading to reddish brown at the wingtip, and dark brown at the tornus. The undersides are plain reddish brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1175.


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    (written 20 July 2012)