Ectopatria horologa (Meyrick, 1897)
(previously known as Orthosia horologa)
NOCTUINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ectopatria horologa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This moth has brown wings with a complex pattern including a kidney-shaped white spot on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Prometopus horologa,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IV (1903), Plate CXXXI, figure 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in:

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


    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 367.


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    (updated 22 November 2011, 12 December 2016)