Spodoptera umbraculata (Walker, 1858)
(one synonym : Agrotis enunciatus T.P. Lucas, 1892)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with a complex pattern including a pale blob and a pale-edged black blob on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins ending in dark dots. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 15 (1858), p. 1717.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities &c.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 8, Part 3 (1892), pp. 85-86.


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    (written 29 September 2018)