Adisura dulcis Moore, 1881
(one synonym : Adisura purgata Warren, 1913)
HELIOTHINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths are pale yellow, with a pink border around each forewing. The hindwings each have brown border around each hindwing, which thickens near the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Adisura dulcis
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IV (1903), Plate LVIII figure 26,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:

  • India,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.

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


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Asiatic nocturnal Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1881, pp. 368-369, and Plate 37, fig. 20.


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    (updated 7 August 2011, 9 November 2011)