Lasioceros aroa Walker, 1904
(one synonym: Euprora tanyphylla Turner, 1929)
NOTODONTINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lasioceros aroa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Simon Ong, Kununurra, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings each with a scattering of brown dashes, some making the edges of wavy transverse band containing variable vague dark brown letter 'H'or abbreviations thereof. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The prothorax is dark brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Lasioceros aroa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Simon Ong, Kununurra, Western Australia)

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including

  • New Guinea,

    as well as Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland.

    Lasioceros aroa
    female
    (Photo: courtesy of BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 11 (1904), p. 381, No. 28.


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    (written 1 September 2018)