Aglaopus gemmulosa (Whalley, 1976)
(previously known as Misalina gemmulosa)
STRIGLININAE ,   THYRIDIDAE ,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are orange, with the wings covered in a speckling of darkspots. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

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

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 8.21, p. 341.

    Peter Hendry,
    Gems of the North
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 52 (March 2009), pp. 19-21,

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 209.

    Paul Ernest Sutton Whalley,
    Tropical Leaf Moths,
    Striglininae (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae),
    London : British Museum (1976), p. 114.


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    (created 31 May 2012)