Pantydia capistrata T.P. Lucas, 1894
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Pantydia capistrata
female
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species is fawn with an orange line parallel to the margin of each forewing, and a broad dark edge to each hindwing. The moth also appears to have a black collar around the head. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Pantydia capistrata
female
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The male moth is unusual in having a bend and a swelling on each antenna about a quarter of the way along.

Pantydia capistrata
antenna of male
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • Fiji,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia, including

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Pantydia capistrata
    underside (of female)
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 143-144.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 148.


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    (updated 23 July 2012, 27 July 2021)