Dysgonia palumba (Guenée, 1852)
(sometimes known as Macaldenia palumba)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This adult moth has forewings which are brown, each with a dark submarginal band, and white marks on the costa. The hindwings are brown, with a dark submarginal band which has some white marks along it. The tips of the forewings appear truncated. The wingspan is about 4 cms

The species is found in south east Asia, including

  • Hong Kong,
  • Java,
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites III,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 211, No. 1613.


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    (written 20 July 2012)