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Zigzag White Banded Noctuid - Donuca lanipes

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Zigzag White Banded Noctuid Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wingspan 60mm
This is one of the most beautiful moth we'd ever seen. This moth is dark brown in colour with shiny blue green. There are the eyespot marks on both forewings. There is the board white strip across the forewings and hind wings. There are the zigzag patterns along the wing bases.  
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Jan 2008, we saw this large spectacular moth in Karawatha Forest She-Oak area. It was resting near the base of a large but dead tree trunk. We only found this moth once.

1. A Guide to Australian Moths - by Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards, Published by. CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p192.
2. Donuca lanipes (Butler, 1877) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
3. Moths of Australia - Ian F.B.Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p454, plate 21.13. 

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