Pandesma quenavadi Guenée, 1852
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pandesma quenavadi
male, drawing by Achille Guenée, Noctuélites
,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes,
Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), Plate 15, fig. 3,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This adult moth has pale brown patterned wings each with a broad darker brown marginal band, and with a black dot near the middle of each forewing. The moth has a wingspan of about 5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Bangladesh,

    and also in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), pp. 438-439, No. 1310, and also Plate 15, fig. 3.


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    (written 16 November 2015)