Bocula odontosema Turner, 1909
(one synonym : Trapezoptera lobata Hulstaert, 1924)
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has wings that are a pale brown, with sometimes a variable dark crescent-shaped mark at the margin of each forewing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Jillian MacDonald and Questagame)

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,


    female, head view
    (Photo: courtesy of Questagame)

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 129.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 34 (1909), p. 347.


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    (updated 10 March 2010, 18 August 2019)