Xanthanomis fuscifrons (Walker, 1864)
(one synonym : Anomis stereomochla Turner, 1936)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has yellow and/or purplish brown wings, each with a pale-edged dark diagonal transverse line. There is a vague circular mark near the wing-tip of each forewing, and several vague small circular marks by the tornus of each hindwing. The forewings each have a hooked wing-tip, and an angular bend in the margin. The wings each have a slightly scalloped margin, with a central undulation extended on each hindwing to a slight tail. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Borneo,
  • Sarawak,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 47 (1936), p. 42

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of the Heterocerous Lepidopterous insects collected at Sarawak, in Borneo, by Mr. A.R. Wallace, with descriptions of new species (continued),
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London,
    Volume 7 (1864), p. 77, No. 337.


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    (written 30 May 2019)