Lophoptera melanesigera Holloway, 1985
STICTOPTERINAE,   EUTELIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lophoptera melanesigera
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with various markings including a broad incomplete pale streak extending from the base. The hindwings are white with dark veins and broad black bands along the margins, with a translucent area at the base that has a purple iridescence. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Amboyna,
  • Papua,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The adult moth of this species is superficially similar to that of Lophophotera vittigera but differs in the structure of the genitalia.


    Further reading :

    Jeremy Daniel Holloway,
    Family Noctuidae: Subfamilies Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae. Malayan,
    The Moths of Borneo,
    Part 14, Nature Journal, Volume 38 (1985), p. 272.


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    (written 19 June 2020)