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

Autoba pectorora
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown wings. The forewings each have a large irregular dark blotch near the margin. The hindwings each have a similar but much darker blotch. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    Lepidoptera legacy of the summer that was 2010/11,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 61 (June 2011), pp. 18-20,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), p. 109.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 112.


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    (updated 3 February 2010, 3 June 2017)