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

Sarrothripa 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.

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

This species has been taken in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Sarrothripa baeopis
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    This species was originally placed in SARROTHRIPINAE, but has since been moved into ACONTIINAE, but no suitable genus has been described in that subfamily into which to place this species.

    Sarrothripa baeopis
    Illustration 18 in Hampson's Plate CLXXXI, listed as Sarrothripus bæopis
    Noctuidæ 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, 7 November 2018, 8 September 2019)