Microedma extorris Warren, 1913
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Microedma extorris
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth has pale brown forewings, each with off-white veins and some variable black dots, particularly by the tornus. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Microedma extorris
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.

    Microedma extorris
    female, drawing by William Warren,

    Noctuiform Phalaenae: Erastrianae, in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 11: The Macrolepidoptera of the Indo-Australian Fauna, Plate 24, row b2,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    Noctuiform Phalaenae: Erastrianae,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 11: The Macrolepidoptera of the Indo-Australian Fauna,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag (1913), p. 217, and also Plate 24, row b, item 2..


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    (written 8 May 2019)