(one synonym : Hypena medioexcisa Rothschild, 1915)
HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth has grey or brown patterned forewings each with an interior irregular dark area. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found across the south Pacific, including
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 163.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1516.
(updated 15 April 2013)