Arrade destituta (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Erastria destituta)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Arrade destituta
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda)

The adult moth is brown with three white zig-zag lines across each forewing, often separating areas of different shades. In its natural posture: the moth displays tufts of scales, on the thorax and the abdomen. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Arrade destituta
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement part 3 (1865), p. 795.


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    (updated 4 May 2011)