Platyja cyanopasta (Turner, 1908)
(one synonym : Plateja plagosa Rothschild, 1915)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species is dark brown with a mauve tinge, and has a number of thin pale curving lines across the wings. There is a dark patch at the wingtip, and a round white spot near the tornus of each forewing. The forewing tips are curved back, and the hindwing margins each have a double recurve. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 149.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 64.


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    (updated 10 March 2010)