Artigisa impropria (Walker, 1865)
Bark Artigisa
(formerly known as Thermesia impropria)
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Artigisa impropria
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth is a splotchy brown all over. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Artigisa impropria
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 8-9.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), p. 1064.


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    (written 18 September 2018, updated 24 April 2019, 6 April 2021)