Neumichtis prolifera (Walker, 1856)
(previously known as Mamestra prolifera)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXIV, fig. 12,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth are dark brown, each with a complex pattern including some pale markings near the middle. The hindwings are brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • South Africa,

    as well as in Australia in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), pp. 244-245, No. 3028, and also Plate 114, fig. 12.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 9 (1856), p. 238, No. 38.


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    (updated 30 October 2011)