Pansemna beryllodes (Turner, 1903)
(previously known as Diphthera beryllodes)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Daseochaeta beryllodes,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXIII, fig. 25,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth are green, each with three irregular black or brown bands, and variable white markings. Each hindwing is pale brown with a dark mark near the middle, and a wide dark margin. The head, mesothorax, and metathorax are green, but the prothorax and abdomen and brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 35, No. 3008, and also Plate 123, fig. 25.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes: Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), pp. 5-6.


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    (updated 20 November 2011)