Metaphoenia rhodias Turner, 1908
(formerly known as Chusaris rhodias)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Metaphoenia rhodias
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, usually each with two dark spots. The hindwings are a rusty colour. The wings all have serrated edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 76.


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    (written 30 August 2013)