Dysgonia infractafinis (T.P. Lucas, 1895)
(also known as Buzara infractafinis)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species have beenn found feeding on:

  • Breynia ( PHYLLANTHACEAE ).

    The adult moth has dark brown forewings, each having a transverse white stripe, and a white mark on the costa. The hindwings are plain black. Each wing has a narrow white margin. The head and thorax are orange.

    In its normal resting pose, the major white stripes on the two forewings are aligned, breaking up the visual appearance. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


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

    The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), p. 110.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 129.


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    (updated 15 October 2010, 3 June 2017)