Targalla plumbea (Walker, 1865)
Barred Euteliid
(previously known as Penicillaria plumbea)
EUTELIINAE,   EUTELIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have variable patchy brown and grey patterned wings. The margins of the forewings each have a cusp, and the margins of the hindwings are scalloped.


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth typically rests lying flat with the wings slightly pleated, scales on the wings raised, and the crest on the head erect.

This species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, p. 5.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement part 3 (1865), p. 816.


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    (written 13 February 2015, updated 6 March 2018)