Eccleta xuthophanes Turner, 1902
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of this adult moth are speckled brown, each crossed by two narrow irregular dark serrated lines, and with one or two dark-edged pale spots near the middle. The hindwings are off-white shading to orange at the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 87.


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    (written 6 June 2019)