Marapana nycteropis Turner, 1902
(also known as Mecistoptera nycteropis)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Marapana nycteropis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has patchy dark brown wings, with a pale spot near the middle of the costa of each forewing, and several dark zigzag submarginal lines. The forewing tips are slightly hooked. The hindwing margins are angled. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 128.


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    (written 1 January 2015)