ACRONICTINAE in Australia
(sometimes known as ACRONYCTINAE)
including AEDIINAE
NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

ACRONICTINAE

eggs
  
ACRONICTINAE

caterpillars
  
ACRONICTINAE

pupae
  
ACRONICTINAE

moths
  
ACRONICTINAE

undersides
  
ACRONICTINAE

forewings

The adult moths of this family have most characteristics in common with other subfamilies of NOCTUIDAE, and so their family is difficult to identify. The caterpillars are however are different, as those in ACRONICTINAE have no secondary setae on the head. Sadly the caterpillars of many of these species have not been described well enough to discern this, so that more superficial characters have been used to classify them.

Some of the species here have been classified by different authors into more than one subfamily, so their inclusion here is controvesial.

The 48 named Australian species included here in ACRONICTINAE are:

  • Acronicta dinawa
    Acronicta psorallina

    Aedia acronyctoides
    Aedia arctipennis
    Aedia leucomelas : Sweet Potato Leaf Worm
    Aedia olivescens
    Aedia sericea

    Athetis maculatra
    Athetis reclusa
    Athetis striolata
    Athetis tenuis
    Athetis thoracica

    Ancara plaesiosema

  • Bathytricha aethalion
    Bathytricha leonina
  • Bathytricha monticola
  • Bathytricha phaeosticha
    Bathytricha truncata : Sugarcane Stem Borer

    Callopistria ferruginea
    Callopistria maillardi
    Callopistria rivularis

    Chasmina candida
    Chasmina pulchra
    Chasmina tibialis

    Cosmodes elegans : Green Blotched Moth

    Craniophora fasciata
    Craniophora nodyna
    Craniophora phaeocosma

  • Ecpatia dulcistriga
    Ecpatia melas

    Pachythrix hampsoni
    Pachythrix mniochlora
    Pachythrix smaragdistis

    Platyprosopa nigrostrigata

    Spodoptera exempta
    Spodoptera exigua
    Spodoptera litura
    Spodoptera mauritia
    Spodoptera picta
    Spodoptera umbraculata

    Thalatha artificiosa
    Thalatha bryochlora
    Thalatha chionobola
    Thalatha guttalis
    Thalatha melaleuca
    Thalatha melanophrica

  • Thalatha symprepes
    Thalatha trichroma

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    (updated 4 December 2014, 27 September 2018, 4 May 2019)