Orthocraspis leptoplasta Turner, 1920
(also known as Detounda leptoplasta)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Orthocraspis leptoplasta
female
Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The moths of this species have brown forewings with variable dark markings, often with two dark marks on the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are paler except each has a vague dark submarginal arc. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 44 (1920), p. 186.


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    (written 3 July 2013)