Dudgeonea polyastra Turner, 1933
(one synonym: Dudgeonea nummata Roepke, 1955)
DUDGEONIDAE,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley


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

The adults of this species have brown forewings that each have a bunch of white bubble markings by the apex and the base. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan of the male is about 5.5 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 6.5 cms.


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

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.

    This species is larger and has more numerous forewing spots than Dudgeonea actinias.


    Further reading :

    W. Roepke,
    Notes and descriptions of Cossidae from New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Heterocera),
    Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London,
    Volume 107 (1955) p. 287.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), p. 171.


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    (written 31 March 2019)