Lophotoma diagrapha Turner, 1932
Double-line Snout
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has brown forewings, each criss-crossed by a variety of white lines. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown, each with a row of dark dots along the margin. The thorax has a crest of erectable scales.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 8-9.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 164.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27, Part 1 (1902), p. 129.


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    (written 21 July 2015)