Xanthodes emboloscia (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Acontia emboloscia)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Xanthodes emboloscia
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are yellow, each with a brown triangle extending from the base to the margin. The hindwings are plain yellow. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Xanthodes emboloscia
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    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), pp. 94-95.


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    (written 8 August 2011)