Mythimna formosana (Butler, 1880)
(one synonym : Sideridis conferta Warren, 1913)
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 a forewing that is pale brown with a scattering of black dots. The hindwings are brown fading to white at the base. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.


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

The species is found in :

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Japan,
  • Philippines,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Arthur G. Butler,
    For a second collection of Lepidoptera made in Formosa by H.E. Hobson, Esq.,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1880, p. 675, No. 58.


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    (updated 1 December 2012)