Acronicta psorallina (Lower, 1903)
(previously: Acronycta psorallina)
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acronicta psorallina
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is has green and grey forewings with dark markings, including a prominent dark patch midway along the costa. There is also a small red mark near the base.

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

The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the base. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Thalatha psorallina

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXXIII, figure 31,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 31.

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


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    (updated 11 August 2012)