Mecistoptera lithochroa Lower, 1903
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has pale brown or grey forewings each with a jagged dark band across the middle. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The forewing tips are recurved. The moth has long labial palps held straight out in front like a beak. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), pp. 48-49.

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


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    (written 17 May 2016)