Calophasidia dentifera Hampson, 1909
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
&
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has or grey or brown forewings, each with a pattern of dark lines by the hind margin. The hindwings are plain pale grey or brown, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.


    female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Calophasidia dentifera
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXVII, figure 17,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 182, No. 3785, and also Plate 127, fig. 17.


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    (updated 21 July 2010, 20 August 2019)