Hypsidia niphosema (Lower, 1908)
(previously known as Monoctenia niphosema)
DREPANIDAE,   DREPANOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Ted L. Martin & Stella Crossley

Hypsidia niphosema
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species is brown. The each have two dark-edged pale spots, a submarginal arc or dark dots, a a curved serrated dark line. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The forewings have recurved wingtips. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

Hypsidia niphosema
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.

    Hypsidia niphosema
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera. No. XXV,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 114.


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    (written 3 January 2020)