Eurythmus bryophiloides Butler, 1886
(one synonym : Ammophanes deserticola Turner, 1932)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a patchy pattern including several zigzag lines, about a dozen dark spots along the costa, and dark dots around the margin. The hindwings are off-white, with a vague dark spot near the middle, and shading darker at the margins. The wing margins are slightly scalloped. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Eurythmus bryophiloides
    undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 410, No. 48.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 56 (1932), pp. 179-180.


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    (written 11 May 2019)