Avatha novoguineana (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(also known as Hypaetra novaguineana)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species is brown, each forewing having a broad dark wavy band near the base, and a dark mark extending from the costa to the cell ending in a hook shape, each outlined in pale brown. Each hindwing is plain except for a narrow pale secant across the tornus. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Hypætra novaguineana
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XIII (1913), Plate CCXXIII, figure 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 262, No. 219.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 128.


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    (updated 7 August 2011)