Hypena conscitalis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Xanthoptera semilutea Snellen, 1872)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypena conscitalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This Caterpillar has been found feeding on

  • Shaliparni ( Desmodium gangeticum, FABACEAE ).

    The adult moth has yellow forewings each with a white band along the margin, and a narrower band along the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    Hypena conscitalis
    (Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

    The species is found across Africa and Asia, including

  • Angola,
  • Congo,
  • Fiji,
  • Java,

    and also Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    J.C.M. Gardner,
    On larvae of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera):I,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    Volume 96 (1946), p. 71.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 163.

    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), pp. 1509-1510.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 196.


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    (updated 20 April 2011)