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


female, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Ariathisa pelosticta
,
Noctuidæ of the British Museum, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, fig. 22,
Figure 22
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moth has brown forewings each with two pale streaks. The hindwings are off-white, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), pp. 383-384, No. 4045, and also Plate 131, fig. 22.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 224.


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    (created 3 February 2012)