Polydesmiola meekii (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(previously known as Agonista meekii)
CALPINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Polydesmiola meekii
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is greyish brown, with a variable complex pattern on each forewing. The hindwings are brown with dark bands across them. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 150-151.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 150.


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    (updated 3 March 2011)