Pandesma submurina Walker, 1865
(previously known as Michera submurina)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on plants in the family FABACEAE.

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

The adult moth has brown forewings with indistinct darker markings, and buff coloured hindwings, each with a large dark spot near the tornus. It has a wing span of about 4 cms.

Pandesma submurina
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.12, p. 451.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), p. 810.


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    (updated 21 July 2012)