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Parcemacula Moth - Ophiusa parcemacula

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Parcemacula Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wingspan 60mm
Jan 2008, Karawatha Forest, She-oak Area, the moth was resting on the forest floor.
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The moth is pale brown in colour with a dark brown comma mark on middle of forewings and another similar marking near tip of wings. Not much is known about the caterpillars.

The hind wings are yellow in colour with large black patch, although we did not take the underwings photos yet.
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Oct 2011, Carbrook Wetland 
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The moth is usually found hiding on ground among leaves litters. 

1. Images of Ophiusa parcemacula - All Leps, Barcode of Life, 2006.
2. Ophiusa parcemacula (T.P. Lucas, 1891) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008.
3. Moths of Australia - Ian F.B.Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p454, plate21.10.  

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