Pterogonia cardinalis Holloway, 1976
CHLOEPHORINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with a white triangular spot halfway along the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are brown, shading to black at the margins. The males have rounded forewing margins, but the females have a cusp on the forewing margins.

This species is found over south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Malaysia,
  • Papua, and
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queenland.


    Further reading :

    Jeremy Daniel Holloway,
    Moths of Borneo with special reference to Mount Kinabalu,
    Malayan Nature Society,
    Volume 8 (1976), p. 28.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 170.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 25.


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    (updated 22 September 2012)