Vizaga mirabilis (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(previously known as Parelydna mirabilis)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Vizaga mirabilis
(Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, Iron Range, Queensland)

The colourful adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a white bar, and blue hindwings. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Vizaga mirabilis
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson,
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXIX, figure 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 242, No. 159.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 22.9, p. 458.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 8 August 2011, 3 December 2016)