Throana blechrodes (Turner, 1903)
(formerly known as Zethes blechrodes)
PANGRAPTINI,   CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with various markings including an elongated black-edged white spot near the middle, and an incomplete dark wiggly diagonal line from the centre of the hind-margin to the wingtip, where it becomes dark and diffuse. The hindwings are grey-brown fading to off-white at the bases, and crossed by two or three vague dark zigzag lines. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes. Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 13.


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    (written 1 May 2019)