Neumichtis mesophaea (Hampson, 1906)
(erroneously known as Eumichtis mesophoea)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of light and dark brown, including three dark bars along each costa. The hindwings are a uniform dark brown. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)

The species occurs in :

  • New South Wa;es,
  • Australian Capital Territiory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    Neumichtis mesophaea
    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Eumichtis mesophoea,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VI (1906), Plate CIV, fig. 15,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 6 (1906), p. 343, No. 2513, and also Plate 104, fig. 15.


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    (updated 21 October 2011)