Ectopatria euglypta (Lower, 1908)
O-X Saltbush Moth
(formerly known as Proteuxoa euglypta)
NOCTUINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with a pattern of white circles and zigzag markings. The hindwings are white with dark veins and two vague dark bands. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

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

    Ectopatria euglypta
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera. No. XXV,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 110.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 24-25.


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    (written 9 January 2021)