Cascera bella Bethune-Baker, 1904
NOTODONTINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have speckled white and brown forewings with green tinges. The female has rather more white markings. The hindwings are plain brown. The green markings fade to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


Photo by George Thomas Bethune-Baker,

New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea, Novitates Zoologicae, Volume 11 (1904), Plate 5, fig. 44,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library,
digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The species is found in

  • Papua,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 11 (1904), pp. 374-375, No. 13, and also Plate 5, fig. 44.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 174.


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    (updated 21 April 2011)