Alophosoma emmelopis (Turner, 1929)
(previously known as Crioa emmelopis)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The caterpillars of this species feed on various Wattles ( MIMOSACEAE ) including

  • Sally Wattle ( Acacia melanoxylon ).

    The adult moth is brown. The forewings have a complex pattern. The hindwings are dark brown at the margins, fading to pale brown at the bases. The moth has a wing span of about 4 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.3, p. 450.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 53 (1929), p. 301.


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    (updated 5 August 2011)