Diplonephra ditata (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(previously known as Luperina ditata)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Polyphaenis ditata,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXXIII, fig. 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth are greyish brown, with a variable pattern. The hindwings are dark brown with pale yellowish bases. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), pp. 678-679, No. 3576, and also Plate 123, fig. 15.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On 20 new species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7 (1892), p. 254.


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    (updated 20 November 2011)