(Entomogramma squamicornis R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
(Entomogramma vanua R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth has brown forewings, each having several dark wavy transverse lines, two arcs of pointed dots, and a black-outlined oval spot. The hindwings are pale brown, each having several dark wavy transverse lines, and two arcs of pointed dots. The wingspan is up to 6 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Part 9, Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 8, and also Plate 115, figs. 3 & 4.
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), pp. 204-205, No. 1605.
(written 27 May 2019)