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

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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 32 named Australian species included here in ACRONICTINAE are:

Acrapex albicostata
Acrapex exsanguis

  • Acronicta dinawa
    Acronicta psorallina

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

  • Ancara plaesiosema

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

    Cosmodes elegans : Green Blotched Moth

    Craniophora fasciata
    Craniophora nodyna

  • Craniophora phaeocosma

  • Ecpatia dulcistriga
  • Ecpatia melas

    Pachythrix hampsoni
    Pachythrix mniochlora
    Pachythrix smaragdistis

  • Platyprosopa nigrostrigata

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

  • Thalatha symprepes
    Thalatha trichroma

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    (updated 4 December 2014, 18 September 2017)