Eugatha thermochroa Hampson, 1911
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth is brown, each forewing with a broad grey band along the margin, and a brown-centered pale mark near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The forewings each have a bluntly angled margin. The hindwings have a wavy margin. The wingspan is about 2.2 cms.

This species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Syntomidae, Arctiadae, Agaristidae, and Noctuidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 8 (1911), p. 444, No. 5429a.


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    (written 5 May 2019)