Pachythrix smaragdistis (Hampson, 1908)
(one synonym : Euplexia smaragdina Bethune-Baker, 1906)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXI, figure 2,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of green, white, and black, including a white patch near the middle. The hindwings are brown, each sometimes with a vague submarginal pale band.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), p. 137, No. 2880, and also Plate 111, fig. 2.


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    (updated 27 October 2011, 26 February 2016)