Oxygonitis sericeoides A.E. Prout, 1922
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Dominic Funnell, Caravonica, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings with a bluish sheen. Each has a vague dark patch near the middle, and two wavy transverse lines. The hindwings are brown, each crossed by one line. The forewing tips are recurved, and the forewing margins have a cusp. Some specimens have white spots. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Moluccas, Indonesia,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Miss A.E. Prout,
    Some apparently new Species and Forms of Noctuidae,
    Bulletin of the Hill Museum Witley,
    Volume 1 (1922), p. 240, No. 59.


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    (written 6 April 2015)