Nycteropa subovalis Turner, 1941
Desert Stub Moth
(one synonym: Oxymetopa phaeogramma Turner, 1943)
OENOSANDRIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nycteropa subovalis
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriot, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The wings of the moth are grey, with the forewings being darker and each having a number of submarginal dark sinuous parallel lines. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species is found over the south-east quarter of Australia, including

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)

    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 6-7.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 1 (1941), p. 41.


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    (updated 21 December 2009)