Micrapatetis leucozona (Turner, 1902)
(one synonym : Maliattha sexpartita Warren, 1913)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Micrapatetis leucozona
(Photo: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The adult moths of this species are pale yellow with broad black bands at the base, centre, and margin of each forewing. The hindwings are uniformly brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Micrapatetis leucozona
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IX (1910), Plate CXLVI, fig. 19,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

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

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 49.10, p. 462.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 9 (1910), pp. 452-453, No. 4928, and also Plate 146, fig. 19.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 No.1 (1902), p. 121.


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    (updated 9 August 2011, 21 November 2014)