(previously known as Anophia acronyctoides)
ACRONICTINAE1, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species is has a complex pattern of black and brown with an iridescent green sheen on each forewing. The hindwings are white with broad iridescent black margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
and also in Australia in
Some taxonomists have claimed this is a synonym of Aedia leucomelas, and others that it is a synonym of Spodoptera mauritia.
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), pp. 47-48, No. 1378.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 119.
(updated 11 August 2012, 17 September 2020)