Leucania venalba Moore, 1867
(one synonym : Cirphis philippensis Swinhoe, 1917)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

These adult moths have wings that are finely streaked in brown, with half a dark-edged white line down the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wingtips. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Borneo,
  • Fiji, and
  • India,

    and in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    On the Lepidopterous Insects of Bengal (continued),
    Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London,
    1867, p. 48.


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    (updated 19 May 2010, 4 March 2017)