Artigisa melanephele Hampson, 1914
(previously known as Erastria destituta)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Artigisa melanephele
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)

The adult moth is a splotchy brown all over. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Artigisa melanephele
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The species has been found in

  • New Zealand,

    and also in Australia in

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

    Artigisa melanephele
    head
    (Photo: courtesy of Laura levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Noctuidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 13 (1914), p. 206. No. 5747.


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    (updated 15 April 2013, 23 January 2015)