Mataeomera mesotaenia (Turner, 1929)
(previously known as Catoblemma mesotaenia)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has fawn wings, with a submarginal arc of dark spots, and broad bands of various shades across each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Mataeomera mesotaenia
underside
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 53 (1929), p. 297.


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    (updated 8 February 2010, 18 April 2017)