Mythimna acontosema (Turner, 1903)
(previously known as Leucania acontosema)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Dasygaster acontosema
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCI, figure 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of this species are grey or brown with variable markings including a dark streak extending from the base halfway across each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown fading towards the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes: Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 4.


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    (updated 18 October 2011)