Platyja exequialis (T.P. Lucas, 1901)
(previously known as Yerongponga exequialis)
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 has dark blue forewings, and slightly paler blue hindwings, all with a subterminal arc of pale dots. The forewings also have a scattering of other pale spots. The forewings have a slight recurve at the wingtips. The blue fades to brown in museum specimens. The wingspan is about 7 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 16 (1901), p. 83.

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


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    (written 17 August 2013, updated 15 September 2013)