Hypena gypsospila (Turner, 1903)
(erroneously known as Hypena gypsopila)
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypena gypsospila
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown patterned forewings each including a dark-edged pale line across the middle and a pale area along the costa. The hindwings are dark brown with a white wingtip. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Hypena gypsospila
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Queensland.

    Hypena gypsospila
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes: Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 14.


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    (updated 8 September 2012)