Ectopatria subrufescens (Walker, 1865)
(also known as Agrotis subrufescens)
NOCTUINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Merimbula, New South Wales)

This moth has brown patterned forewings with dark-bordered white markings. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement part 2 (1865), p. 705.


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    (updated 15 April 2013)