Bathytricha leonina (Walker, 1856)
(formerly known as Leucania leonina)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mirboo North, Victoria)

This adult moth has pale brown forewings, each with some dark dots around the margin, and a dark line from the base to middle. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera, Supplement 2,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32 (1865), pp. 627-628, No. 79.


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    (written 15 January 2017)