Lyncestis melanoschista (Meyrick, 1897)
(one synonym : Lyncestis phaeocrossa Turner, 1904)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This adult moth has patchy grey forewings. The hindwings are white with broad black margins. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 372.


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    (written 1 November 2014)