Neumichtis signata (Lower, 1905)
Line-marked Moth
(previously known as Euplexia signata)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The forewings of the adult moth are dark brown each with sinuous patches, and a pale spot near the middle. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


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

The species has been found in :

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


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Euplexia signata,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXIV, fig. 17,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), pp. 247-248, No. 3034, and also Plate 114, fig. 17.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic notes. No. XXIII,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 29 (1905), pp. 173-174.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 10-11.


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    (updated 31 October 2011, 21 August 2019, 12 December 2020, 15 February 2021)