(one synonym : Anisoneura hypocyana Guenée, 1852)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
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:
as well as in Australia in
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Historiae Natvralis Favtoribvs,
Systema Entomologiae (1775), p. 591, No. 4.
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.
(created 29 January 2010, updated 12 December 2011)