Audea irioleuca (Meyrick, 1897)
(previously known as Thyas irioleuca)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species is pale grey, with dark patches near the middle of the costa, and inner margin, on each forewing. The the hindwings and undersides are each white with a broad black marginal band. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Northern Territory and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 373.


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    (written 22 July 2012)