Dinumma mediobrunnea Bethune-Baker, 1906
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dinumma mediobrunnea
(Photo: courtesy of Pornthap Kerkig)

The Caterpillar of this species is pale brown with a pale line along each side. The caterpillar has the first two pairs of prolegs missing.

Dinumma mediobrunnea
repaired digitally
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth has brown forewings, each having areas of differing shades separated by sinuous lines, and having two black and white spots on the margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea, and
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 217, No. 78.


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    (written 25 May 2019)