Avatha subumbra (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(previously known as Ophiusa subumbra)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is greyish-brown, with a dark green submarginal band fading towards the base, and a dark spot in the middle of the costa, of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The green colour fades to brown in museum specimens. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 256, No. 202.


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    (updated 3 October 2011)