Acanthoprora melanoleuca Hampson, 1926
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 dark brown forewings, each with several dark wavy lines, and crossed by a large pale chevron containing a golden triangular patch. The hindwings are off-white with dark grey margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Lepidoptera Phalaenae of the subfamily Noctuinae (Noctuidae) in the British Museum (Natural History)
    British Museum (Natural History), Department of Entomology, Lepidoptera,
    London (1926), p. 86.


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    (written 2 May 2019)