Rhynchina inornata (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Diptycophora inornata)
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rhynchina inornata
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has a brown pattern with pale streak near the tip of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. Each forewing has a slightly hooked wingtip, and each wing has a slightly scalloped margin. The moth has prominent labial palps . The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Rhynchina inornata
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 440-441, No. 103.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 165.


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    (written 7 July 2012)