Stenoprora apicinota (Turner, 1944)
(previously known as Eremnophanes apicinota)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adult moths of this species have dark grey forewings, each with a pattern of white-edged lines, and a pale streak near the wingtip. The pattern includes some zigzag by the middle of the inner margin, which when the wings are folded together in its natural tent-like pose, look rather like teeth of some large animal. The hindwings are white shading to grey at the margins. There is a crest of hairs at the back of the thorax. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

They occur in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 68 (1944), pp. 12-13.


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    (written 15 October 2013)