(one synonym : Dasygaster punctivena Walker, 1856)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Dasygaster epundoides,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCI, figure 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.
The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with a small white comma near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown shading darker towards the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
This species has been found in
The genus into which this species should be placed is controversial.
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 202, No. 321.
(updated 18 October 2011)