Lophoptera hemithyris (Hampson, 1905)
(previously known as Stictoptera hemithyris)
STICTOPTERINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has patterned brown forewings, with variable pale sections. The hindwings are white, each with a broad brown margin, and brown veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in Asia in

  • India, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXVIII, figure 22,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    Different but the same,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 63 (December 2011), pp. 6-9,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new species of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 16 (1905), p. 534.


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    (written 5 August 2012, 3 January 2014)