Dysgonia propyrrha (Walker, 1858)
(also known as Buzara propyrrha)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have an orange hairy head and thorax, and very dark brown wings. The forewings each have a fuzzy white line across the middle and another along the margin, and a white patch by the wingtip. The hindwings also each have a fuzzy white line along the margin The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Fiji,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 14 (1858), pp. 1407-1408, No. 9


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    (written 27 March 2016)