Hamodes propitia (Guerin-Meneville, [1831])
(one synonym : Hamodes aurantiaca Guenée, 1852)
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 moths of this species are pale brown with dark markings along the costa of each forewing, and a dark pale-edged diverging submarginal line on each wing. The males have extra dark markings on the wings. The forewings have hooked wingtips.


drawing by Guérin-Méneville, listed as Noctua propitia
,
Zoologie, Voyage autour du monde sur la covette La Coquille,
Volume 2, Part 2 (1838), Plate 19, fig. 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in south east Asia, including:

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Nepal,
  • New Guinea,
  • Taiwan,
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville,
    Zoologie,
    Voyage autour du monde sur la covette La Coquille,
    Volume 2, Part 2 (1838), p. 285, and also Plate 19, fig. 6.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 141.


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    (updated 27 February 2011, 16 March 2015)