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  noctuid moth (Pantydia sparsa)





noctuid moth | Pantydia sparsa photo
Pantydia sparsa

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NOCTUID MOTH FACTS

Identification
Pantydia sparsa is a brownish moth with a dark brown or reddish brown band parallel to the outer margin of the forewing. There is a lighter scalloped border around the outer edge of the forewings. The outer third of the hindwings each are dark.

Size
wingspan about 40mm

Range
Native to Australia; found in Queensland



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Pantydia
Species:sparsa
Common Name:noctuid moth