Sophta aeluropis Meyrick,
1902
(one synonym is Acantholipes toxica Turner, 1902)
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sophta aeluropis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Bevege, Lilli Pilli, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has rusty-brown wings with a pale spot near the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The genus Sophta is inappropriate for this species, but no other published genus is any better, so the species is waiting for a new appropriate genus to be described.

    Sophta aeluropis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Ian Bevege, Lilli Pilli, New South Wales)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1884, p. 311.

    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.


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    (updated 30 April 2018)