Labanda huntei Warren, 1903
(one synonym: Pseudalea macrogastris Turner, 1936)
SARROTHRIPINAE,   NOLIDAE,   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 moth of this species has forewings that are greenish-grey-brown, each with variable dark markings including two pale-edged dark transverse zigzag lines. The hindwings are yellow shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further Reading:

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 47 (1936), p. 40.

    William Warren,
    New moths from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 10 (1903), p. 125, No. 12.


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    (written 5 March 2019)