Nycteola exophila (Meyrick, 1888)
(one synonym : Sarrothripus obliquestrigata Gaede, 1937)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has grey or brown forewings with a wavy light and dark pattern, and brown hind wings that pale toward the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Sarrothripus exophila
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXI, figure 11,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

This species has been taken in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 925.


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    (updated 24 January 2013)