Lysimelia lenis (T.P. Lucas, 1898)
(formerly known as Britha lenis)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has brown wings each with one or more dark-edged pale submarginal arcs. It also has long labial palps which it holds porrect like a pair of tusks. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Lysimelia lenis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Lysimelia lenis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 13 (1898), p. 77.

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


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    (updated 3 August 2012)