Agrotis poliotis (Hampson, 1903)
(one synonym : Euxoa perfusa Warren, 1912)
NOCTUINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown forewings with complex markings. The hind wings are buff coloured. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Euxoa poliotis
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IV (1903), Plate LX, figure 22,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 43.

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 4 (1903), p. 184, No. 314, and also Plate 60, figure 22.


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    (updated 12 October 2011)