Rivula niphodesma Meyrick, 1891
(one synonym : Rivula proleuca Holland, 1900)
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have orange-brown forewings each with a broad white line along the costa and the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 14 (1891), pp. 197-198.

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


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    (written 18 May 2016)