Dysgonia hamatilis (Guenée, 1852)
(also known as Bastilla hamatilis)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is basically dark brown with a blue sheen. Each forewing has a pale margin and a transverse pale stripe. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites III,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 255, No. 1677.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 128.


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    (updated 18 July 2010)