Dactyloplusia impulsa (Walker, 1865)
(formerly known as Plusia impulsa)
PLUSIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a pattern like dripping dirty milk ending in a separate white drop in a wide bronze area across the middle of the wing. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

This species occurs across Asia, including:

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Papua,
  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), pp. 838-839.


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    (written 9 March 2019)