Dahlia capnobela Turner, 1902
(one synonym : Acantholipes coniochroa Turner, 1906)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown wings, each with two serrated submarginal lines: one pale and one dark. The margins each have an arc of dark dashes. The forewings each have one or two dark-edged pale spots. The hindwings each have a dark comma mark near the middle of the costa. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 102.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), pp. 121-122.


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    (written 10 May 2019)