Teratopora acosma (Turner, 1899)
(one synonym : Teratopora irregularis Hampson, 1900)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Teratopora acosma
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a paler basal half, and a darker marginal half. The hindwings are plain pale yellowish brown, and have angular margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Teratopora acosma
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 271, No. 567 and fig. 191

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Notes of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 23 (1899), p. 10.


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    (written 13 June 2019)