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

Pandesma quenavadi
(Photo: courtesy of Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

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 across south-east Asia including:

  • Bangladesh,
  • Singapore,

    and also in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    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.


    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, updated 20 August 2019, 27 October 2020)