(previously known as Perigea turpis Guenée, 1852)
AMPHIPYRINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moth are a patchy green and brown, each with a vague dark diagonal line extending from the wingtip to halfway along the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale brown shading rusty at the margins. The hindwing margins each have a rounded elbow. The green colour fades to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species occurs in :
as well as in Australia in
The name Perigea turpis assigned by Warren could not be used as it had been used by Guenée for a South American species, so Poole renamed the Australasian species Bagada turpisoides.
Further reading :
Robert W. Poole,
Lepidopterorum Catalogus 118 (New Series),
Parts 1–3 (1989) p. 787.
New Noctuidae in the Tring Museum mainly from the Indo-Oriental Region,
Volume 19 (1912), p. 34, No. 73.
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 232, No. 375.
(written 5 June 2019)