Craniophora nodyna (Turner, 1904)
(previously known as Prometopus nodyna)
ACRONICTINAE1,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

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

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.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.

    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.


    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, 27 September 2018, 10 April 2020)