Hypsidia erythropsalis Rothschild, 1896
(previously known as : Eggersia erythropsalis)
DREPANIDAE ,   DREPANOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Ted L. Martin & Stella Crossley

Hypsidia erythropsalis
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is spectacular. It has grey forewings each with a yellow apex, a white spot on the margin, and two midwing white spots with red centres. The hindwings are orange with yellow margins. The head and thorax are orange, and the abdomen red with a brown last segment bearing a tuft of white hairs. The moth has a wingspan up to 6 cms.

Hypsidia erythropsalis
(Photo: copyright of Ted Martin)

The species lives in the rainforests of

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 8.24, p. 380.

    Buck Richardson,
    Mothology,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 14.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 52-53.

    Lionel Walter Rothschild,
    Descriptions of some new species of Lepidoptera, with remarks on some previously described forms,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3, Part 4 (1896), p. 603, No. 11.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 147.


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    (updated 11 December 2012)