Aucha vesta Swinhoe, 1901
(one synonym : Aucha maculata Warren, 1913)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXXIII, fig. 8,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth are greyish brown, with a variable pattern. The hindwings are dark brown with a long yellow streak. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), p. 664, No. 3558, and also Plate 123, fig. 8.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New genera and species of eastern and Australian moths,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 7 (1901), pp. 493-494.


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    (updated 20 November 2011)