Aedia olivescens (Guenée, 1852)
(previously known as Anophia olivescens)
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 forewings which have subtle pattern of light and dark brown, each forewing having a pair of short orange streaks near the middle. Each hindwing is black with a white basal area, white tornus and termen. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites III,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 48, No. 1379.

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


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    (updated 19 August 2012)