Hydrillodes funestalis (Walker, 1866)
(formerly known as Bleptina funestalis)
HERMINIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has brown forewings with variable markings, but each often with a small dark crescent mark near the middle, and three nearly equal areas separated by wiggly lines. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species occurs in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    The species in this genus are very similar, and are still the subject of review.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 162.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1163.


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    (written 18 May 2016)