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

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

The moths of this species have brown forewings, each with variable dark markings, often with two dark marks on the costa, and a dark-edged pale rectangle at the middle of the hind-margin. The hindwings are paler except each has a vague dark margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

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, updated 11 August 2019)