(one synonym : Hypena longipalpalis Guenée, 1862)
HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth has pale brown forewings, each with a line from the middle of the hind-margin to 3/4 the way along the costa separating a paler marginal half, and a diffuse dark submarginal band. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in <
as well as in Australia in
Hypena obacerralis is superficially very similar to Rhynchina obliquarlis, and they are confused in many collections. We hope we got the above photos correctly identified.
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 164.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 16 (1859), pp. 51, 53-54.
(written 25 May 2020)