Agamana sarmentosa (R. Felder,& Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Fodina sarmentosa)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agamana sarmentosa
male, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Fodina sarmentosa
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXVII, Fig. 16,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adults of this species are dark brown with various diagonal white lines running across each forewing. Each hindwing is yellow with a broad dark brown margin and some prominent dark brown spots at the tornus. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species is found inland in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 450.

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 10, and also Plate 117, Fig. 16.

    Wesley Jenkinson,
    Moths photographed at Obum Obum,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 73 (June 2014), p. 31,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.


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    (updated 14 May 2013, 10 April 2017)