Tridrepana lunulata (Butler, 1887)
(one synonym: Iridrepana fasciata Warren, 1922)
DREPANIDAE ,   DREPANOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have yellow wings, with brown patches of various sizes on the forewings, particularly on the margin just below the wingtip, and also near the centre of the wing. The females appear to be somewhat paler than the males. The forewings have a distinctly hook-shaped wingtips, giving a recurve shape to the forewing margins The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

Tridrepana lunulata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Philippines,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of new species of Bombycid Lepidoptera from the Solomon Islands,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 19 (1887), p. 224, No. 21.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.2, p. 380.

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


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    (updated 6 February 2010)