Rhynchodontodes chalcias (T.P. Lucas, 1895)
(sometimes known as Zekelita chalcias)
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   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 pale brown forewings with darker streaks across them. In its natural posture: it projects its labial palps ahead of its body. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), pp. 111-112.


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    (updated 14 February 2010, 3 June 2017)