Maliattha amorpha (Butler, 1886)
(one synonym : Eustrotia ochra Turner, 1945)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley

Maliattha amorpha

The adult moths of this species are buff coloured, with a forked brown band across each forewing containing a brown dot at the apex of the fork. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Maliattha amorpha
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The specimens have been caught in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Maliattha amorpha
    (Photo: courtesy of Evan Harris, Ipswich, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera-Heterocera from the Australian Region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, p. 399, No. 28.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 117.


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    (updated 27 December 2009)