Bocana manifestalis Walker, 1859
(one synonym : Herminia iridescens T.P. Lucas, 1900)
HERMINIINAE
EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This moth is dark brown. The forewings each have three zigzag transverse lines, and a dark kidney-shaped spot near the middle. The hindwings each have two transverse zigzag lines. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.


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

The species is found across south-east Asia, including:

  • Malaysia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    New species of Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 15 (1900), pp. 151-152.

    Francis Walker,
    Deltoides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 16 (1859), p. 171, No. 1.


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    (written 27 March 2019)