Ateucheta zatesima Hampson, 1914
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ateucheta zatesima
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species are a nearly featureless pale brown all over, with a slight darkening towards the margin of each forewing.

Ateucheta zatesima
male, drawing by George F. Hampson,

Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Supplement Volume I (1900), Plate XXV, fig. 26,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    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,
    Supplement Volume 1 (1900), p. 463, No. 199, and also Plate 25, fig. 26.


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    (written 11 June 2017)