Heterorta plutonis (T.P. Lucas, 1895)
(one synonym : Micraeschus diacaustus Turner, 1902)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heterorta plutonis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with pale patches, a yellowish wingtip, and a white spot near the middle. The hindwings are plain brown. Each forewing wingtip is strongly rounded into a hook, and there is a cusp on each forewing margin.

The species has been found in

  • 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), p. 109.


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    (written 19 October 2014)