Crioa acronyctoides Walker, [1858]
(one synonym : Xylina applicata Walker, 1858)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is grey or brown with indistinct darker markings on the forewings. The hindwings are paler, shading darker at the margins. The moth can erect a sets of scales, some forming a crest behind the head, and others on each forewing. The moth has a wing span of about 3 cms.


(Specimen: from Millmerran, Queensland)
courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species may be found on a number of islands in the south Pacific, as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 450.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 13 (1858), p. 1111, No. 1.


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    (updated 4 August 2011, 26 March 2016)