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Bogong Moth

Scientific Name
Agrotis infusa
Scientific Author
(Boisduval)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Noctuinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Agrotis munda female
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Australia: Tasmania, Snug Creek.
Source
Lucinda Gibson & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult forewing span c. 4-5cms. Bogong moths have characteristic marks on each fore wing resembling a dark arrow-marked streak, broken by one round pale spot and one comma-shaped spot. The hind wings are light brown with a darker border. At rest the moth holds its wings like a tent over its body.

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Seed weblink link on Australian moths

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
02/02/2007 09:45 AEST
Last Updated
28/12/2007 07:18 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) Bogong Moth (Agrotis infusa) Updated on 12/28/2007 7:18:10 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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