Acrapex albicostata (Lower, 1905)
(previously known as Sesamia albicostata)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with a dark acute streak from base to margin. The hindwings are pale brown darkening at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic notes. No. XXIII,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 29 (1905), p. 175.


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    (written 18 August 2012, 18 September 2017)