Thalatha bryochlora (Meyrick, 1897)
(erroneously known as Thalatha byrochlora)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thalatha bryochlora
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Trachea bryochlora

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXI, figure 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of brown, white, and green. The green fades to brown in museum specimens. The hind wings are dark grey-brown, fading toward the bases. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 371.


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    (updated 29 October 2011)