Stictoptera aequisecta Turner, 1933
STICTOPTERINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has forewings each with a pale area in the basal half, and a brown area in the marginal half, both halves having complex patterns. The hindwings are white with black margins. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The moth in its resting pose wraps its wings around its body, and erects two large tufts of scales on its head.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), p. 162.


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    (updated 14 February 2011, 21 May 2016)