Sarrothripa baeopis Turner, 1906
(also known as Nycteola baeopis)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has grey forewings with a wavy light and dark pattern, and pale yellow hind wings shading to dark brown at the margins. The undersides are pale yellow with broad black marginal bands. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

This species has been taken in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Sarrothripus baeopis
    Illustration 18 in Hampson's Plate CLXXXI,
    Noctuidae of the British Museum, 1903-1913.
    (Courtesy of Joe Kunkel, University of Massachusetts)


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1908), p. 121.


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    (updated 24 November 2012)