Agrotis emboloma (Lower, 1918)
(one synonym : Agrotis cygnea Common, 1958)
NOCTUINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agrotis emboloma
(Photo : copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adults are brown, with two greyish streaks along each forewing, terminating in a triple arrow markings on each forewing margin. The hind wings are light brown with a darker border. At rest the moth holds its wings like a tent over its body. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    The Lepidoptera of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Pt IV,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 42 (1918), pp. 233.


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    (written 12 April 2014)