Hydrillodes metisalis (Walker, [1859])
(formerly known as Bocana metisalis)
HERMINIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown forewings each with submarginal zig-zag patterns including a dark comma shaped spot near the middle. The hind wings are pale brown, with dark brown line around the margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

This species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    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,
    Deltoides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 16 (1859), pp. 183-184, No. 20.


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    (written 20 October 2014, 15 November 2016)