Pyripnoa auricularia (T.P. Lucas, 1895)
(previously known as Madopa auricularia)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pyripnoa auricularia
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Burrill Lake, New South Wales)

This adult moth has brown forewings with an irregular dark band across each one. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), pp. 115-116.


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    (written 10 April 2013, updated 3 June 2017)