Iscadia pulchra (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Gadirtha pulchra)
SARROTHRIPINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth is buff and grey, with some dark lines on each forewing. The hindwings are white, shading to brown at the margins, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Iscadia pulchra
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 412-413, No. 52.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 172.


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    (updated 22 October 2012, 21 October 2014)