Euplexia polycmeta Turner, 1902
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXIV, fig. 18,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth each have a complex pattern of shades of brown with a pale kidney-shaped spot near the middle. The hindwings are uniformly brown. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The genus Euplexia is thought to be incorrect for this species.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), p. 248, No. 3035, and also Plate 114, fig. 18.

    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. 83-84.


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    (updated 14 November 2011)