Dysgonia serratilinea (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(formerly known as Ophiusa serratilinea)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species is dark brown with a mauve tinge, and a prominent pale comma mark near the middle of each forewing. There is also a reddish dark patch outlined in white at the tip of each forewing. The forewing tips are curved back to give a slight hooked shape. The wingspan is about 8 cms.


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 257, No. 204.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 148.


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    (updated 10 March 2010, 21 January 2017)