Pseudozarba orthopetes (Meyrick, 1897)
Neat-lined Zarb
(previously known as Eublemma orthopetes)
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pseudozarba orthopetes
(Photo: courtesy of John Bromilow, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth has brown forewings with pale and dark bands across each one. The moth has a wing span of about 1.5 cms.

Pseudozarba orthopetes
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in:

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

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

    Pseudozarba orthopetes
    (Photo: courtesy of John Bromilow, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 26-27.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 375.


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    (written 5 July 2012, updated 8 September 2019, 29 August 2020, 25 January 2021)