Ecnomodes sagittaria (T.P. Lucas, 1900)
(previously known as Chlenias sagittaria)
NOTODONTINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley


(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Concord, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has grey forewings, with broken dark lines along them forming a dark band across each one. The hindwings are grey. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    A similar unnamed species occurs in Victoria which differs in the structure of the antennae.


    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    New species of Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 15 (1900), pp. 148-149.


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    (updated 11 February 2009)