Hypena gonospilalis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Hypena medioexcisa Rothschild, 1915)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypena gonospilalis
(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.

Hypena gonospilalis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

The species is found across the south Pacific, including

  • Cook Islands,
  • Japan,
  • Java,
  • Taiwan,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    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.


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    (updated 15 April 2013)