Dura marginepunctata (Bethune-Baker, 1904)
(one synonym: Imaus pusilla Strand, 1923)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The adult moth has a brown body, and buff coloured wings. The forewings have a row of dark dots along the edge. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This moth of this name is known overseas in

  • New Guinea.

    The determination of the illustrated Australian specimens as that species has been questionned.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 11 (1904), p. 410, No. 110, and also Plate 6, fig. 14.


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    (updated 1 October 2002)