Notata modicus (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(formerly known as Diphtheraspis modicus)
LITHOSIINI,   ARCTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with variable narrow dark bands, including one parllel to the margin. The hindwings are very pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Notata modicus
    male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Philenora modica
    ,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Volume II (1900), Plate XXXIII, fig. 23,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 506, No. 1085 and also Plate 33, fig. 23.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 8, Part 3 (1894), p. 74.


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    (written 7 February 2015, updated 31 August 2019)