Homodes crocea Guenée, 1852
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Dominic Funnell, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are orange, with several submarginal arcs of darker spots and scalloped lines. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


male, drawing by Achille Guenée, from Noctuélites II,

in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), Plate 11, fig. 2,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found across south-east Asia, including in

  • Andaman Islands,
  • Borneo,
  • Java,
  • Malaysia,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites II,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), p. 280, No. 1083, and also Plate 11, fig. 2.


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    (written 5 August 2015)