Pachythrix mniochlora (Meyrick, 1889)
(previously known as Hadena mniochlora)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pachythrix mniochlora
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Trachea mniochlora

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXI, figure 3,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of green, and light and dark brown, including a pale submarginal band containing a row of white-edged chevrons. The hindwings are brown, each sometimes with a vague dark patch near the costa, and/or a vague submarginal dark band. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea.,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, p. 469, No. 39.


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    (updated 27 October 2011)