Macna oppositalis (Walker, 1866)
(formerly known as Curicta oppositalis)
PYRALINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macna oppositalis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The forewings of the adult of this species are green, each with a grey band along the margin. The forewings each have a recurved costa, and two recuves in the margin. The hindwings are orange. The moths has a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

Macna oppositalis
drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Goossensia cinnamomealis
,
Description de deux espèces inédites, Volume XXXVII (1893-94), Plate 3, fig. 5,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 189.

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Description de deux espèces inédites,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 37 (1893-94), pp. 74-75, and also Plate 3, fig. 5.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34 (1866), p. 1130.


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    (written 22 March 2015)