Nanaguna clopaea (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Dendrothripta clopaea)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, taken in Merimbula, New South Wales)

The adult moth is brown with varied light and dark wavy markings on the forewings, and plain hindwings that darken toward the margins and have dark veins. The moth has white legs. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Albury, New South Wales)

This species has been found in

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


    female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXI, figure 1,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd Edition,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 30-31.

    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), pp. 92-93.


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    (updated 29 August 2013)