Dysgonia copidiphora (Hampson, 1913)
(also known as Bastilla copidiphora)
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 has wings that are grey or brown, with a swirly pattern on each wing.


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Parallelia copidiphora
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XII (1913), Plate CCXX, figure 19,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 12 (1913), p. 583-584, No. 7730, and also Plate 220, fig. 19.


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    (updated 24 June 2011)