Craniophora nodyna (Turner, 1904)
(previously known as Prometopus nodyna)
ACRONICTINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Craniophora nodyna
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Prometopus nodyna

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXXXI, figure 8,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth each have a complex grey-brown pattern, including a dark irregular band across the middle. The hindwings are pale grey-brown with dark margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera...with synonomic notes and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 28 (1904), p. 215.


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    (updated 29 October 2011)