Pseudonoorda metalloma (Lower, 1903)
(previously known as Clupeosoma mimetica)
ODONTIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pseudonoorda metalloma
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have pale yellow wings each with a broad dark brown band along the margin which can shade to orange with a dark outline near the wingtip. Each forewing also has a dark blue line along the costa with several diminishing spots along its length, and also a dark spot half way along the inner margin The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Pseudonoorda metalloma
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.

    Pseudonoorda metalloma
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), pp. 65-66.


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    (written 26 April 2015)