Ectopatria xerampelina (Turner, 1904)
(previously known as Prometopus xerampelina)
NOCTUINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Omphaletis xerampelina
,
Noctuidæ of the British Museum, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, Plate 131, Fig. 20,
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 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 381, No. 4041.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera...with synonomic notes and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 28 (1904), p. 214.


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    (created 2 February 2012)