Leucania yu Guenée, 1852
(one synonym : Leucania costalis Moore, 1877)
HADENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings with a dark spot near the middle, and a dark line extending from the base to midwing. The hindwings are plain buff coloured. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs in :

  • Hong Kong,
  • Indonesia,
  • Philippines,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites III,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 78, No. 105.

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


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    (updated 13 August 2012)