Eligma orthoxantha Lower, 1903
CHLOEPHORINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eligma orthoxantha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths have grey forewings, each with pale patches, and dark spots, especially in an arc around the margin. The hindwings are dark grey, each with a yellow stripe along the hind margin. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

Eligma orthoxantha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 27.


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    (written 16 April 2019)