Syntheta xylitis Turner, 1902
(one synonym: Euplexia chloeropis Turner, 1904)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Syntheta xylitis
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Phaeopyra chloeropis,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CVIII, figure 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of light and dark brown, including a pale area by each wingtip. The hind wings are dark brown, fading toward the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • 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. 20, No. 2748, and also Plate 108, fig. 9.

    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. 85.


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    (updated 22 October 2011)