Targalla palliatrix (Guenée, 1852)
(previously known as Penicillaria palliatrix)
EUTELIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are grey or brown, with a complex pale band across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are brown with a series of vague submarginal bands and dark veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

This species occurs in

  • Borneo,
  • Malaysia,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), p. 305, No. 1113.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 160.


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    (updated 26 June 2011)