Athetis tenuis (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Radinogoes tenuis)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Athetis tenuis
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills)

The adult moth of this species has speckled pale brown forewings, each with a black or white spot near the middle. The hindwings are mainly white with brown veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Athetis tenuis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

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    (updated 25 March 2011)