Stenopaltis lithina Swinhoe, 1901
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stenopaltis lithina
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth is greyish brown with dark wiggly lines and spots on each wing. The wings are narrow, and each forewing has a hooked and acute wingtip. The moth has prominent labial palps . The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Stenopaltis lithina
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New genera and species of Eastern and Australian moths.,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 8 (1901), p. 23.


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    (written 7 July 2012)