Leucania uda Guenée, 1852
(one synonym : Cirphis adjuncta Walker, 1869)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

These adult moths have pale brown forewings with faint markings. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This species has been caught in

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


    female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Cirphis uda
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCI, figure 23,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Cirphis adjuncta
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCI, figure 25,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), pp. 80-81, No. 111.


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    (updated 14 April 2013)