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

Hypena mandatalis
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 dark band across the middle, and two dark spots near the wingtip. 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 across south-east Asia, including

  • Pakistan,
  • Sri Lanka,

    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. 58, No. 64.


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    (written 17 May 2016)