Chrysodeixis illuminata (Robinson, 1968)
(previously known as Plusia illuminata)
PLUSIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth is predominently grey or pale brown in colour, with dark brown patches, and a white blotch near the centre of each forewing. The hindwings are a uniform brown, fading toward the base. There are bunched hairs on the thorax.

The species is found across south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including

  • Fiji,
  • Papua,
  • Timor,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 166.

    Gaden Sutherland Robinson,
    Some new species of Lepidoptera from Fiji Islands,
    Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation,
    Volume 80 (1968), pp. 250-251, and also Plate 15.


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    (updated 14 February 2010)