Ancara plaesiosema Turner, 1943
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The caterpillar of this species has sparse hairs, and is black on top with white lines, and yellow underneath. The head is rusty-red. The caterpillar has a full set of prolegs.

The adult moth has forewings that each with a patchy pattern of shades of brown, including a dark brown spot near the middle of the margin. The hindwings are yellow shading into brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection. No. 2,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 2 (1943), pp. 111-112.


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    (written 3 May 2019)