Iscadia poliochroa (Hampson, 1912)
(previously known as Gadirtha poliochroa)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Iscadia poliochroa
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXIII, figure 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moths of this species have forewings each with a complex brown pattern, and with pale areas near the wingtips and along the inner margins. The hindwings are off-white, darkening to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 11 (1909), p. 350, No. 6660, and also Plate 183, fig. 9.


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    (written 22 June 2016)