Esthlodora variabilis (Swinhoe, 1901)
(previously known as Moscha variabilis)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Esthlodora variabilis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has brown or dark grey wings with a white-edged triangle on the costa near the wingtip of each forewing, and often some other vague dark markings on the fore and the hind wings. Each wing margin is ragged, and doubly recurved, with a cusp near the middle. The hindwings each have a concave tornus.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 163.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New genera and species of Eastern and Australian moths,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 8 (1901), pp. 23-24.


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    (created 27 September 2012, updated 29 October 2012)