Dasygaster melambaphes Turner, 1925
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings each forewing having a pattern of dark chevrons and splotches. The hindwings are plain brown, shading darker toward the margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), pp. 37-38.


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    (written 14 April 2013)