Banisia lobata (Moore, 1882)
(previously known as Durdara lobata)
STRIGLININAE ,   THYRIDIDAE ,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are fawn, with lots of dark spots on the wings. Each forewing has a group of white spots near the middle. The wingspan is up to 2.5 cms.

Banisia lobata
drawing by Frederic Moore, listed as Durdara lobata
,
Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson,
Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1882, Part 3, Plate V. fig. 16,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in

  • Brunei,
  • Hong Kong,
  • India,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects
    from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson
    ,
    Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1882, Part 2, p. 177, and also Plate 5. fig. 16.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 210.


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    (updated 26 November 2011)