Acontia clerana (Lower, 1902)
(previously known as Tarache clerana)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acontia clerana
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, with dark brown markings in the marginal halves. The hindwings are brown, fading somewhat toward the bases. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Acontia clerana
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Tarache clerana,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CLXXII, figure 8,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in Australia in

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

    Acontia clerana
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 658.


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    (updated 23 April 2012, 1 November 2014)