Pachythrix mniochlora (Meyrick, 1889)
(previously known as Hadena mniochlora)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pachythrix mniochlora
male, listed as Trachea mniochlora
Figure 3, in Plate CXI of Hampson's Noctuidae of the British Museum, 1903-1913.
(Courtesy of Joe Kunkel, University of Massachusetts)

The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of green, and light and dark brown, including a pale submarginal band containing a row of white-edged chevrons. The hindwings are brown, each sometimes with a vague dark patch near the costa, and/or a vague submarginal dark band. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea.,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, p. 469, No. 39.


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    (updated 27 October 2011)