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Pataeta

Pataeta carbo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Pataeta
Walker, 1858
Species: P. carbo
Binomial name
Pataeta carbo
Guenée, 1852
Synonyms
  • Phlegetonia carbo
  • Pataeta conspicienda
  • Phlegetonia corvina

Pataeta carbo is a moth of the Noctuidae family and the only member of the Pataeta genus. It is found around the west Pacific, including Australia (in the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern territory, Queensland and Victoria) as well as in Fiji and Hong Kong.

The wingspan is about 50 mm.

The larvae feed on Eucalyptus and Callistemon species.

References

  • Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database

External links

  • Moths of Australia
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