Pantydia canescens Walker, 1869
(one synonym : Pachnobia australiae Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Pachnobia australiae
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXI, fig. 27,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are brown, with a thin pale submarginal line accompanied by some black spots on each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


Further reading :

Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 15, and also Plate 111, fig. 27.

Francis Walker,
Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera,
E.W. Janson, London, 1869, p. 72, No. 20.


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(updated 30 November 2012)