Paromphale caeca (Swinhoe, 1902)
(one synonym : Tarache micrastis Lower, 1903)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings each with a white-edged orange dumbell near the middle. The hindwings are grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 33.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Descriptions of new Eastern and Australian Heterocera,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), pp. 421-422.


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    (written 4 January 2017)