Neumichtis adamantina (Turner, 1906)
(previously known as Euplexia adamantina)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Euplexia adamantina,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXIV, fig. 16,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth are dark brown each with pale sinuous bands and a pale blob in the middle. The hindwings are brown fading slightly toward the bases. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), p. 247, No. 3033, and also Plate 114, fig. 16.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 120.


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    (updated 30 October 2011)