Dysgonia calefasciens (Walker, 1858)
(previously known as Naxia calefasciens)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species is basically rusty brown with a white line across each forewing, and abroad darker margin to each hindwing. The wingspan is about 5 cms. The moth has been noted to pierce fruit to suck the juice.

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,
  • Sri Lanka,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 133.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 13 (1858), pp. 1405-1406.


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    (updated 7 February 2011)