Ectopatria plinthina (Hampson, 1909)
(previously known as Prometopus plinthina)
NOCTUINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Omphaletis plinthina
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, figure 21,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moth has brown forewings each with a complex pattern. The hindwings are brown, fading toward the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 382, No. 4042, and also Plate 131, figure 21.


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    (created 3 February 2012)