Eulocastra tripartita (Butler, 1886)
(formerly known as Acontia tripartita)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eulocastra tripartita
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

This adult moth has white forewings with three black bands across each one, and a black thorax. The head is yellow, and the eyes black. The hindwings are white with several wavy pale brown submarginal bands. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 400.


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    (written 18 January 2015)