Diatenes aglossoides (Guenée, 1852)
(one synonym : Setida quadrisignata Walker, 1858)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Diatenes aglossoides
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The pupae of this species have been found in the borer holes of beetle larvae and under loose bark on :

  • Wattles ( Acacia, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moths are brown with a complex pattern on the wings. They have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

    The species occurs over most of Australia, including

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.2, p. 452.

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 6, Section 1 (1852), p. 443, No. 1318.


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    (updated 13 April 2013, 17 September 2013)