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


male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Ectopatria paurogramma
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IV (1903), Plate LXXVII, figure 25,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moth has dark brown forewings with complex markings. The hind wings are buff coloured, with dark veins and margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 4 (1903), p. 652, No. 1120, and also Plate 77, fig. 25.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 643.


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    (updated 14 October 2011)