Madope auferens T.P. Lucas, 1898
(one synonym : Antarchaea punctilinea Hampson, 1926)
Black-dot Moth
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with a number of darker spots on each wing. The forewings each have reddish tinge along the costa. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 13 (1898), p. 78.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 12-13.


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    (updated 5 August 2011)