Pseudogyrtona perversa (Walker, 1862)
(previously known as Xylina perversa)
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

The adult moth of this species are brown, with a complex pattern on each forewing, including a dark triangular patch near the centre of each costa. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of the Heterocerous Lepidoptterous Insects collected at Gilolo, Ternate, and Ceram, by Mr. A.R. Wallace with descriptions of new species,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society,
    Volume 6 (1862), pp. 195-196, No. 262.


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    (created 9 January 2012)