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


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have broad curving patterns of light and dark brown patches on the forewings, and suffused light and dark areas on the hindwings. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 133.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 15 (1858), pp. 1832-1833, ref. 1435.


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    (updated 10 March 2010, 2 December 2014)