Mythimna decisissima (Walker, 1865)
(erroneously Leucania decissima)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The forewings of this species are grey or brown with a speckling of black dots. Each forewing has a white streak extending from the base halfway across the wing.

The species is found from India across south-east Asia, including :

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Japan,
  • Malaysia,
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia including:

  • Queensland and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 161.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement part 2 (1865), p. 624.


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    (updated 14 February 2010)