Astatochroa fuscimargo (Warren, 1896)
(one synonym: Oreta pusilla Warren, 1900)
DREPANIDAE,   DREPANOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Astatochroa fuscimargo
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has yellow or brown wings, with a curved line from wingtip to the inner margin of each wing, and with a white dot near the middle of each forewing. The forewings have the characteristic hooked wingtips of this moth family DREPANIDAE. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 38.1, p. 380.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 54.

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 338.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 148.


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    (updated 2 April 2012)