Esthlodora cyanospila Turner, 1908
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has brown or grey wings with a vague white-edged dark triangle on the costa near the wingtip, and often some other vague dark markings, on each forewing. The hindwings are decorated with areas of pale blue markings. Each wing margin is ragged, and doubly recurved, with a cusp near the middle. The hindwings each have a concave tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae. ,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 79.


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    (created 27 September 2012, updated 29 October 2012)