Arrade aroa (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
(formerly known as Chusaris aroa)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has black and white patterned forewings. The hindwings are each grey shading to yellow at the tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    This moth needs to placed in a different genus.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 15 (1908), pp. 238, No. 209.

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


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    (written 17 May 2016)