Microthripa baeota (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Dendrothripa baeota)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are grey-brown, each with various dark markings including a vaguely double dark band near the base. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 93.


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    (written 21 November 2012)