Neumichtis callisina (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Euplexia callisina)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXIV, fig. 19,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth are dark brown with white flecks and grey bands on the forewings. The wingspan is about 5 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), pp. 248-249, No. 3036, and also Plate 114, fig. 19.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), pp. 81-82.


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    (updated 17 October 2011)