Hypena labatalis Walker, 1859
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth is brown with pale patches at the wingtip and along the inner margin of each forewing. The forewings have recurved margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The labial palps are long and held in front of the head.

The species has been found in

  • Hong Kong,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 164.

    Francis Walker,
    Deltoides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 16 (1859), p. 66, No. 77.


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    (written 15 April 2013)