Heterormista modesta Swinhoe, 1901
(one synonym is Pangraptica albina Hampson, 1926)
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This adult moth is brown, with some dark spots, and an indistinct curved dark bands across each wing. Each forewing has a white spot near the costa. All four wings each have a pair of black dots. The forewing tips are slightly recurved, and the forewing margins are angled. The hindwing margins are scalloped. The moth has a pair of long labial palps stuck out in front of the head. The wingspan is about 3 cms

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Lepidoptera Phalaenae of the subfamily Noctuinae (Noctuidae) in the British Museum (Natural History)
    British Museum (Natural History), Department of Entomology, Lepidoptera,
    London (1926), pp. 557-558.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New genera and species of Eastern and Australian moths,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 8 (1901), pp. 19-20.


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    (written 29 April 2019)