Paectes cyanodes (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Ingura cyanodes)
EUTELIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Burny Vine ( Trophis scandens , MORACEAE ).

    The adult moths are brown with a complex pattern on the forewings. The hindwings are plain brown with dark veins. The moth has an unusual resting posture with the abdomen lifted to be perpendicular to the resting surface. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

    This species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 158.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 87-88.


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    (updated 14 August 2012)