Prometopus inassueta Guenée, 1852
Green-tinged Moth
(one synonym : Bryophyla dorsivaria Walker, 1858)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has green, black, and white patterned forewings, and plain fawn hindwings.


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

In older specimens, the green fades to brown and grey. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    male, drawing by Achille Guenée, Noctuelites
    ,
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), Plate 3, fig. 9,
    Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 38, No. 42, and also Plate 3, fig. 9.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 12-13.


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    (updated 1 July 2010, 28 September 2018, 9 January 2021)