Eublemma leucodesma (Lower, 1899)
(previously known as Thalpochares leucidesma)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, each with a prominent irregular white band across the middle, and a white margin. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

Eublemma leucodesma
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CLIII, fig. 1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species is found in the northern half of Australia, including:

  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 24 (1899), p. 88.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 114.


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    (updated 26 September 2011)