Agrotis poliophaea (Turner, 1926)
NOCTUINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adults are grey or brown forewings, each bearing several outlined ovals of various sizes, and also dagger markings along the margins. The hindwings are pale brown with a darker border. At rest the moth holds its wings like a tent over its body. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

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

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 50 (1926), pp. 120-121.


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    (written 18 March 2019)