Dipterygia babooni (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(one synonym : Acronycta anceps Turner, 1944)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson,,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CIX, fig. 12,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth each have a complex pattern of light and dark greyish brown. The hindwings are white with broad dark brown margins, and with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • New Guinea

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 197, No. 15.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), p. 663, No. 3557, and also Plate 109, fig. 12.


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    (updated 24 October 2011)