Cerynea trogobasis Hampson, 1910
(one synonym : Cerynea kuhni Warren, 1913)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cerynea trogobasis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with pale broken zigzag lines outlined in dark grey across each forewing. There are a dark comma-shaped mark on the thorax and two black spots near the middle of each forewing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Volume 10 (1910), p. 209, No. 5322.


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    (updated 9 April 2013)