Stenocarsia metaplatys (Pagenstecher, 1888)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths are brown, with forewings that each have dark serrated transverse lines, and two pale spots: one near the base, and one nearer the centre of the wing, plus two more pale spots on the costa. The hindwings are similar without the pale spots. The moths have wingspans up to 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Stenocarsia metaplatys
    undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Lepidoptera Phalaenae of the subfamily Noctuinae (Noctuidae) in the British Museum (Natural History)
    British Museum (Natural History), Department of Entomology, Lepidoptera,
    London (1926), pp. 445-446.


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    (written 13 May 2019)