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

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

This species has adult moths with cream coloured forewings with broad irregular dark brown margins, and fawn hindwings which darken toward the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Westermannia concha
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Vestermannia concha
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXIX, figure 31,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species is 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, pp. 396-397, No. 24.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 170.


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    (updated 9 August 2011)