Leucania obumbrata (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(one synonym : Leucania eutherma Lower, 1902)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Leucania obumbrata
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have a forewing that is pale brown with a dark brown splotch near the middle, and a dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The moths are found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.

    The genus to which this species is assigned is controversial.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 141-142.


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    (updated 5 April 2011, 14 October 2014)