Achaea eusciasta Hampson, 1913
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

This adult moth has forewings that have brown sections delineated by zigzag black lines, and hindwings that are black with a white spot on the margin, and an inner unbroken white band. The wingspan can reach 7 cms.

The species is found on islands in south east Asia, including

  • Andaman Islands,
  • Singapore,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 12 (1913), pp. 498-499, No. 7623, Fig. 119.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 124.


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    (updated 20 September 2011, 22 March 2016)