Daona detersalis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym is Ozarba alopecodes Meyrick, 1902)
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This adult moth is brown, with some dark spots, and an indistinct broad darker band from middle to wingtip on each forewing. The hindwings are off-white, each shading to reddish brown at the wingtip, and dark brown at the tornus. The undersides are plain reddish brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in

  • Indonesia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, pp. 35-36.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1175.


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    (written 20 July 2012, updated 28 April 2019)