Leucania cruegeri Butler, 1886
(one synonym : Leucania praeclara Swinhoe, 1902)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have brown streaky forewings each with a white streak along the costa, and a prominent white streak from base to margin.


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

The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

This species occurs in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Borolia cruegeri
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCIV, figure 29,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, part 4, p. 391, No. 16.


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    (updated 28 September 2011)