Neumichtis sepultrix (Guenée, 1852)
(previously known as Mamestra sepultrix)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The forewings of this adult moth each have wavy bands of light and dark greyish brown and a pale splodge in the middle. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the edges, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species occurs in :

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


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Eumichtis sepultrix,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VI (1906), Plate CIV, fig. 8,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 200, No. 317.

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 6 (1906), p. 333, No. 2501, and also Plate 104, fig. 8.


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    (updated 22 October 2011, 21 August 2019, 27 July 2020)