Dysgonia constricta (Butler, 1874)
(also known as Bastilla constricta)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species feed on:

  • Hard Quandong ( Elaeocarpus obovatus, ELAEOCARPACEAE ).

    The forewings of the adult moths are brown, each with a broad white transverse band and wide pale area along the margin. The forewing tips each have a circular brown area inside a white ring. The hindwings are brown each with a diffuse pale transverse band. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


    (Photo: courtesy of Scott Gavins, Fraser Coast, Queensland)

    The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of some new Heterocerous Lepidoptera from Australia,
    Cistula Entomologica,
    Volume 1 (1874), p. 293.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 453.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 128.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 195.


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    (updated 26 February 2011, 8 February 2014)