Alophosoma hypoxantha (Lower, 1902)
(one synonym : Alophosoma pallidula Turner, 1936)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian Mcmillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is brown. The forewings have a complex pattern. The hindwings are dark brown at the margins, fading to pale brown at the bases. The head has a high crest, and the legs are very furry. It has a wing span of about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    oops: its lost its abdomen!
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1901), p. 657.


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    (updated 21 February 2011, 11 October 2014)