Xyleutes persona (Le Guillou, 1841)
(one synonym: Strigoides leucolophus Guerin-Meneville, 1844)
ZEUZERINAE,   COSSIDAE,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Picture: courtesy of Roger Kendrick, Hong Kong)

The adult moths of this species are brown with black spots and speckles, and have irregular white patches along the inner and outer margins of the forewings. The thorax and final abdominal segment are also white.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including:

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Java,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville,
    Cuvier Insectes,
    Représentation d'après nature de l'une des espèces les plus et souvent non encore figurées de chaque genre d'animaux,
    Volume 1 (1844), pp. 505-506.

    Elie Jean Francois Le Guillou,
    Description de huit espèces de Lépidoptères découvertes pendant le voyage de la Zélee,
    Revue Zoologique par la Societe Cuvierienne,
    1841, p. 257, No. 2.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 24.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 92.


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    (updated 28 October 2010)