Luceria oculalis (Moore, 1877)
(previously known as Rivula oculalis)
HYPENODINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has variable patchy brown forewings each with a small pale centred dark diamond shaped spot near the middle. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found across south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including :

  • Fiji,
  • India,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland and
  • northern New South Wales.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    The lepidopterous fauna of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1877, Part 3, p. 614.


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    (updated 15 December 2009, 21 May 2015)