Mythimna consanguis (Guenée, 1852)
Patched Armyworm
(one synonym: Hadena stolida Leech, 1889)
HADENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have patterned brown forewings, each with a dark area near the middle. The hindwings are white, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The moths have been found across south-east Asia, including :

  • India,
  • Korea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    drawing by J.H. Leech, listed as Hadena stolida,

    On the Lepidoptera of Japan and Corea - Part III. Heterocera, Sect. II,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1889, Plate LI, fig. 2,
    image courtesy of
    Biodiversity Heritage Library,
    digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.


    Further reading

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), p. 97-98, No. 810.

    John Henry Leech,
    On the Lepidoptera of Japan and Corea - Part III. Heterocera, Sect. II Noctues and Deltoides,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1889, p. 509, No. 157, and also Plate 51, fig. 2.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 28-29.


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    (written 30 November 2012, updated 30 November 2015, 25 December 2020)