Philogethes metableta Turner, 1939
Incised Snout
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philogethes metableta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Croajingolong, Victoria)

The adult moth is pale grey-brown, with variable dark spots and zigzag transverse lines, sometimes including a dark patch near the middle of the margin of each forewing, and a dark marginal area to each hindwing. The forewings each appear to have a concave slice taken out of the margin near the wingtip. The hindwings are each kite-shaped. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 50 (1939), pp. 149-150.


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    (written 21 January 2020)