Leptocneria binotata Butler, 1886
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Leptocneria binotata
(Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adult moth is greyish brown, with two black spots on each forewing: one round and one kidney shaped, sometimes with white centres. The kidney shaped spots are each surrounded by a large dark wiggly circular line. The hindwings are plain grey sometimes with a dark central spot. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Leptocneria binotata
(Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The species is found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera-Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 386-387, No. 7.


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    (written 12 April 2014)