Mataeomera ligata (T.P. Lucas, 1895)
(previously known as Madopa ligata)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Mataeomera ligata
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings. The forewings have black spots near the wingtip, and two dark wandering lines across each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera: thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), p. 115.


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    (updated 3 February 2010, 3 June 2017)