Cacyparis brevipennis Warren, 1916
(one synonym: Cacyparis rectilineata Warren, 1916)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cacyparis brevipennis
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The male adult moth of this species has brown forewings each crossed by a variable broad expanding yellow diagonal band, and with an eyespot near each wingtip, and with a black mark halfway along the inner margin. The hindwings are yellow. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New oriental Noctuidae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 23 (1916), p. 212, No. 9.


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    (written 21 July 2015, updated 30 April 2016)