Targalla subocellata (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Eutelia subocellata)
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 adult moths of this species have brown wings, with a paler marginal half to each forewing both halves including a variety of motifs. The hindwings are brown with a series of vague submarginal bands and dark veins. The wings have scalloped edges. In its natural posture: the moth has its abdomen tip lifted high off the ground, and the forewing wingtips held downwards against the ground.

This species occurs in

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Malaysia,
  • New Guinea,
  • Taiwan,
  • Thailand,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Mr. Walker on Heterocerous Lepidoptera collected at Sarawak,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London,
    Volume 7 (1863), p. 67.

    Francis Walker,
    Heterocerous Lepidoptera collected at Sarawak,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London,
    Volume 7 (1863), p. 67, No. 340.


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    (updated 29 June 2011)