Ectopatria mundoides (Lower, 1893)
(previously known as Dasygaster mundoides)
NOCTUINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Propatria mundoides
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IV (1903), Plate LXXVII, figure 24,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

This adult moth has dark brown forewings with complex markings. The hind wings are buff coloured, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs over most of Australia, including

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 4 (1903), p. 651-652, No. 1119, and also Plate 77, figure 24.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 152.


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    (updated 12 October 2011)