Westermannia argentata Butler, 1886
(previously known as Vestermannia argentata)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Westermannia argentata
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Vestermannia argentata
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXIX, figure 28,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

This species has adult moths with cream coloured forewings, and fawn hindwings darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 396, No. 23.


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    (updated 9 August 2011)