Mythimna cryptargyria (Bethune-Baker, 1905)
(erroneusly known as Leucania cryptargyrea)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Cirphis cryptargyria
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCI, figure 32,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of this species are grey or brown with variable markings including a pale streak along the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown fading towards the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in

  • Australia.


    Further reading

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    On two new Leucaniae from British New Guinea,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 15 (1905), p. 197.


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    (updated 18 October 2011)