Cyclophragma centralistrigata (Bethune-Baker, 1904)
(previously known as Odonestis centralistrigata)
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cyclophragma centralistrigata
photo by George Thomas Bethune-Baker, listed as Odonestis centralistrigata
,
New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea, Novitates Zoologicae, Volume 11 (1904), Plate IV, fig. 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The adult moths of this species basically have brown wings with some dark markings on each forewing, including a longitudinal stripe. Each of the four wings has yellow shading at the base, and two transverse grey stripes. The abdomen has yellow and brown bands.

Cyclophragma centralistrigata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

In its natural posture, the hindwings project beyond the costas of the forewings. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

Cyclophragma centralistrigata
showing undersides
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 11 (1904), p. 397, No. 68,, and also Plate 4, fig. 7.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 100.


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    (written 30 August 2012, updated 10 May 2016)