(one synonym : Nyctipao leucotaenia Guenée, 1852)
CATOCALINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have brown patterned wings, with a brown eyespot on each forewing in the shape of a figure "3", and a white spot near the tip of each wing.
The females also have a white stripe across each wing.
The moths are thought to be significant pollinators of native trees.
The species occurs in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.9, pp. 71, 455.
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 12 (1913), p. 298, No. 5418, and also Plate 207, figs. 7, 8.
Edition 10, Part 1 (1758), p. 509, No. 65.
Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 12, fig.12,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 24.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 134-135.
(updated 18 July 2010, 11 January 2015, 14 November 2015)