Brachycyttara crypsipyrrha Turner, 1933
Cryptiv Crest
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have grey-brown forewings, each crossed by two or three narrow dark-edged orange wavy lines. The hindwings are off-white, each with a dark grey comma by the base. The margins of all four wings are scalloped. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), p. 165.


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    (written 2 May 2019)