Mythimna semicana (Pagenstecher, 1900)
(previously known as Leucania semicana)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have a brown forewings. The hindwings are brown fading to white at the base. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


drawing by Arnold Pagenstecher, listed as Leucania semicana,
Die Lepidopterenfauna des Bismarck-Archipels, Teil II, Die Nachtfalter, Zoologica,
Volume 12, Part 29 (1900), Plate II, fig. 37.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Die Lepidopterenfauna des Bismarck-Archipels, Teil II, Die Nachtfalter,
    Zoologica,
    Volume 12, Part 29 (1900), p. 75, No. 132, and also Plate II, fig. 37.


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    (written 1 December 2012)