Lophoptera vittigera Walker, 1865
(one synonym is Lophoptera aleuca Hampson, 1912)
STICTOPTERINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are brown, with a white streak from base to margin, and a dark curved arc along the costa which sometimes contains a short yellow streak.


(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

The hindwings are black with a white area around the base. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New Caledonia,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


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


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement part 3 (1865), p. 920.


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    (updated 7 August 2012, 29 June 2017)