Trigonistis demonias Meyrick, 1902
(one synonym is Tipasa macrobela Turner, 1902)
HYPENODINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Anakie, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has variable spotty fawn forewings each with a small pair of black and white spots near the middle. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Anakie, Victoria)

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, pp. 39-40.

    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), pp. 126-127.


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    (written 2 February 2017)