Ectopatria mniodes (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Agrotis mniodes)
NOCTUINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Proteuxoa mniodes
,
Catalogue of the Noctuidæ in the Collection of the British Museum,
Volume IV (1903), p. 650, fig. 120,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has grey-brown patterned forewings including a kidney-shaped mark near the middle of each forewing. The hind wings are buff coloured, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including

  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 4 (1903), pp. 649-650, No. 1116, and Fig. 120.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 642-643.


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    (updated 13 October 2011)