Hypena pelodes Turner, 1932
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypena pelodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown blotchy forewings, and plain brown hindwings. The forewing tips are recurved. The moth also has long labial palps which it holds porrect like a beak. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 56 (1932), p. 186.


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    (written 21 July 2015)