Autoba sphragidota (Turner, 1902)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Autoba sphragidota
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Eublemma sphragidota,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CLIII, fig. 18,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moth is pale brown, with dark wavy lines across each forewing, including a prominent dark spot near the middle. The hindwings shade darker towards the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

This species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), pp. 116-117.


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    (updated 27 September 2011)