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


Photo: George Thomas Bethune-Baker
,
New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
Novitates Zoologicae, Volume 11 (1904), Plate V, Fig. 2,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a pale area along the basal half of the costa, a pale kidney shaped mark near the middle, a pale zigzag submarginal band, and a a pale circle by the wingtip. The forewings each have an angled margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. There is a hairy grey crest each side of the thorax. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 11 (1904), pp. 375-376, No. 15, and also Plate 5, Fig. 2.


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    (written 20 December 2018)