Craniophora phaeocosma (Turner, 1920)
(one synonym is Euplexia c-album Turner, 1943)
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth each have a complex brown pattern, including a pale circle with a dark central spot near the middle, sometimes incomplete so forming the letter 'C'. The hindwings are pale grey-brown with dark margins and a faint vague dark submarginal band. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 44 (1920), pp. 145-146.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection. No. 2,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 2 (1943), p. 110.


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    (written 4 May 2019)