Leucania polysticha Turner, 1902
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The forewings of this species have striated grey or brown forewings, often with a pale spot in a dark patch in the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are white, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Cirphis polysticha
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCII, figure 32,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • northern New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), pp. 80-81.


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    (updated 18 October 2011)