Aedia acronyctoides (Guenée, 1852)
(previously known as Anophia acronyctoides)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aedia acronyctoides
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

  • Queensland, and
  • Tasmania.

    Some taxonomists have claimed this is a synonym of Aedia leucomelas.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites III,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), pp. 47-48, No. 1378.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 119.


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    (updated 11 August 2012)