Artigisa lignicolaria (Walker, 1865)
Wood-grain Artigisa
(formerly known as Hemerophila lignicolaria)
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Artigisa lignicolaria
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moth of this species has areas of shades of brown delineated by dark zigzag lines all over, and has a particularly dark patch near the middle of the margin of each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    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 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1579.


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    (written 24 April 2019)