Leucania melanopasta Turner, 1902
(erroneously Borolia milanopasta)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Borolia milanopasta
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCV, figure 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moths of this species have pale brown wings, the forewings having a dark streak from base to margin plus some dark spots, and the hindwings having dark veins and a dark margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

This species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 81.


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    (updated 20 October 2011)