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


(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

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.


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

The species occurs in Australia, including

  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    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.


    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)