Arrade cristatum (Hampson, 1893)
(previously known as Lophocraspedon cristatum)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Arrade cristatum
drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Lophocraspedon cristatum
,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part IX (1893), Plate CLXVIII, fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth has brown forewings, each with variable dark markings around the edges. The hindwings are plain brown. The inner margins of the forewings each have two bites taken out of them. In its natural posture: the moth displays tufts of scales on the wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species was found in

  • Sri Lanka,

    but lately seems only to have been found in Australia, in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
    Volume 9 (1993), pp. 135-136, and also Plate 168, fig. 4.


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    (written 5 April 2015)