Metopiora sanguinata (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(previously known as Chariclea sanguinata)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The caterpillars of this species feed on

  • Grass ( POACEAE ).

    The adult moths have a forewing that is yellow with pink edges, and has a pink line from midmargin to the base. The hindwings are plain white. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The moths are found in :

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 22.8, p. 466.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7 (1892), p. 254.

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

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 195.


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    (updated 5 August 2012)