Archigargetta amydra (Turner, 1903)
(previously known as Cascera amydra)
BIRETINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The moths of this species are brown with wavy lines across the forewings. In the males the lines are rather vague. The females have more definite markings including a pale patch near the middle of each forewing costa. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

This species occurs in :

  • Papua,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 28 (1903), p. 74, No. 30.


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    (written 2 November 2014)