Chrysodeixis illuminata (G.S. 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)

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.

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    (updated 14 February 2010)