Aucha triphaenoides (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Briarda triphaenoides)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aucha triphaenoides
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The forewings of the adult moth are greyish brown, with a variable pattern. The hindwings are brown with broad darker margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Aucha triphaenoides
    female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXXIII, fig. 7,
    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. 663-664, No. 3557, and also Plate 123, fig. 7.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), p. 895.


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    (updated 19 November 2011, 20 August 2019)