Xenogenes gloriosa (T.P. Lucas, 1891)
(one synonym : Fodina chrysomera Lower, 1903)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are dark brown, with three pink-edged brown lines at angles across each forewing. The hindwings are yellow with a broad dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    (Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera, with Description of New Species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), pp. 304-305

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 158.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, front cover.


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    (written 12 April 2014, updated 30 January 2015)