Dasygaster epundoides Guenée, 1852
(one synonym : Dasygaster punctivena Walker, 1856)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Dasygaster epundoides
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCI, figure 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with a small white comma near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown shading darker towards the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

This species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.

    The genus into which this species should be placed is controversial.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 202, No. 321.


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    (updated 18 October 2011)