Araeopteron canescens (Walker, 1866)
(previously known as Isopteryx canescens)
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Araeopteron canescens
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with dark indistinct spots and zigzag lines on each wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.

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

The species is found in Australia in

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

    and curiously has also been reported in

  • Sierra Leone (Africa).


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1318.


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    (written 13 July 2012, updated 7 November 2018, 5 September 2019, 23 August 2020)