Mormoscopa phricozona (Turner, 1902)
(one synonym : Bertula nyctiphanta Turner, 1936)
HERMINIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has a wing span of about 4 cms. It is grey or brown with dark scalloped patterns on the wings.


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

The species has been found in

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


    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), pp. 125-126.


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    (written 31 August 2002, updated 22 February 2017)