Platyprosopa nigrostrigata (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(formerly known as Aedia melas)
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Platyprosopa nigrostrigata
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The forewings of the adult moth are pale brown, each with a dark triangular patch near the middle of the costa, joined by a dark streak to the middle of the margin. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Malaysia,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), pp. 209-210, No. 49.


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    (written 4 May 2019)