Mormoscopa sordescens (Rosenstock, 1885)
(one synonym : Bleptina crossodora Lower, 1895)
HERMINIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Boris Branwhite, Wadalba, New South Wales)

The adult moth has a wing span of about 4 cms. It is brown with a pale scalloped margin to each wing.


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

Specimens have been taken in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 30-31.

    Rudolph Rosenstock,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), p. 424, No. 403, and also Plate 11, fig. 11.


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    (updated 9 April 2013)