Avirostrum pratti Bethune-Baker, 1908
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)

The adult moth has brown forewings, each with various markings including grey areas along the costa and the margin, and a white spot and black dots near the costa. The hindwings each have a brown pattern with one or two black dots, and a grey area along the margin. The margin of the forewing is sofly angled. All four wings have scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea.,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 15 (1908), p. 227, No. 170.


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    (written 29 April 2019)