Ecpatia melas (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(formerly known as Aedia melas)
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth each have a complex brown pattern, including a complex pale patch near the middle, and a rusty-reddish area nearer the wing-tip. The hindwings are off-white with broad dark margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 254, No. 196.


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    (written 4 May 2019)