Cangetta hartoghialis (Snellen, 1872)
(one synonym : Cangetta rectilinea Moore, 1886)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parapoynx hartoghialis
drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Parapoynx hartoghialis
,
Bijdrage tot de Vlinder-fauna van Neder-Guinea,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 15 (1872), Plate VII, fig. 14,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are dark brown, with a black-edged white triangle on the costa of each forewing. This is not evident on Snellen's uncoloured drawing, which only shows the outlines of the submarginal markings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Parapoynx hartoghialis
drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Parapoynx griseolalis
,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 9 (1893), Plate CLXXIV, fig. 12,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in :

  • China,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Northern Territory.

    Cangetta rectilinea
    drawing by Frederic Moore, listed as Cangetta rectilinea
    ,
    The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, L. Reeve, London, 1886, Plate 182 fig. 8,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
    Part 9 (1893), p. 176, and also Plate 174, fig. 12.

    Frederic Moore,
    The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
    L. Reeve, London, 1886, pp. 314-315, and also Plate 182 fig. 8.

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Bijdrage tot de Vlinder-fauna van Neder-Guinea,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 15 (1872), pp. 97-98, No. 84, and also Plate 7, fig. 14.


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    (written 24 March 2015)