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

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.

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.

The species has been found in

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


    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.


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    (written 18 November 2015)