Leucania dasycnema (Turner, 1912)
(formerly known as Cirphis dasycnema)
HADENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have a forewing that is pale brown with a subterminal arc of black dots, and has a smudge near the middle. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    On Some Types of Lepidoptera in the National Museum, Melbourne,
    Memoirs of the National Museum, Melbourne,
    Volume 4 (1912), p. 21.


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    (written 19 October 2014)