Anisoneura aluco (Fabricius, 1775)
(one synonym : Anisoneura hypocyana Guenée, 1852)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anisoneura aluco
male, drawing by Achille Guenée, listed as Anisoneura hypocyana
,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Noctuélites, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes,
Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), Plate 17, fig. 3,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The wings of the adult moths of this species have a complex dark brown pattern. The margins of fore and hind wings appear corrugated. The undersides have a series of scalloped light and dark subterminal bands on each wing. The wingspan is up to about 14 cms.

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading

    Johan Christian Fabricius,
    Historiae Natvralis Favtoribvs,
    Systema Entomologiae (1775), p. 591, No. 4.

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 162, No. 1553, and also Plate 17, fig. 3.


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    (created 29 January 2010, updated 12 December 2011)