Niguza eucesta (Turner, 1903)
(previously known as Acanthocoles eucesta)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adult moths of this species are orange, with a brown eyespot on each forewing, and a brown line across the base of each forewing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


female, New South Wales, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XII (1913), Plate CCX, figure 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found the outback of Australia, in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 21.7, pp. 71, 454.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 12 (1913), pp. 373-374, No. 7483, and also Plate 210, figure 7.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes: Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 26.


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    (updated 24 June 2011, 12 May 2017)