Hypoprora tyra (Swinhoe, 1902)
(formerly known as Prorocopis tyra)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has brown forewings, each with a grey patch on the middle of the costa, and a pattern of incomplete black sinuous lines. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The hindwings have smoothly angled margins. The undersides are off-white shading to grey at the wingtips. The wingspan of the males is about 2 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 2.7 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Hypoprora tyra
    showing underside
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New species of eastern and Australian Heterocera,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), p. 84.


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    (written 12 May 2019)