Eublemma vestalis (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Anthophila vestalis)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eublemma vestalis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has pale yellow wings. The forewings each have a dark brown margin, and an extra brown mark by the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Queensland in Australia.


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CLIV, figure 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


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. 405, No. 40.

George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 10 (1910), p. 185, No. 5273, and also Plate 154, fig. 9.

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 116.


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(updated 3 February 2010)