Athetis tenuis (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Radinogoes tenuis)
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Athetis tenuis
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)

The adult moth of this species has speckled pale brown forewings, each with a black or white spot near the middle. The hindwings are mainly white with brown veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Athetis tenuis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia, and

  • New Zealand

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


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 394, No. 20.


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    (updated 25 March 2011, 3 May 2019)