Ophyx pseudoptera (Lower, 1903)
(previously known as Hamodes pseudoptera)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has forewings that each have a vague pale spot near the wingtip, and a dark brown band across the middle. The male has a darker marginal area. The thorax sometimes has a shield of black hairs just behind the head. The wingspan is about 6 cms.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species has been found in Queensland.


Further reading :

Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), p. 37.

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 147.

Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 195.


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(updated 16 August 2013)