Polypogon fractalis (Guenée, 1854)
(also known as Hipoepa fractalis)
HERMINIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moth are brown, and each has a vague broad dark band across the middle beside a central white comma mark. The forewings each have recurved margins with a cusp in the middle. The hindwings are plain brown with vague dark bands. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has beens found in south east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Japan,
  • Korea,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée :
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 60, No. 70.


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    (updated 5 August 2012)