Thalatha bryochlora (Meyrick, 1897)
(erroneously known as Thalatha byrochlora)
ACRONICTINAE1,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thalatha bryochlora
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Lamington National Park, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of brown, white, and green.

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

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.

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 species has been found in Australia in:

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

    Thalatha bryochlora
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Tony Belton, Tuntable Falls, New South Wales)


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), pp. 139-140 No. 2884, and also Plate CXI, figure 6.

    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, 15 June 2019, 20 January 2021)