Rhodina falculalis (Guenée, 1854)
Pink Snout
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rhodina falculalis
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth has reddish brown forewings. and brown hindwings, all with broad dark margins each containing a row of darker spots. The moth has prominent labial palps . The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Rhodina falculalis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Rhodina falculalis
    female, drawing by Achille Guenée, Deltoïdes et Pyralites,

    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), Plate 4, fig. 1,
    Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 10, No. 9, and also Plate 4, fig. 1.

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


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    (written 18 November 2015, updated 17 August 2019)