Elaphristis leucochorda (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Zophochroa leucochorda)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Elaphristis leucochorda
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown forewings each with a jagged white band across the middle, and a white spot near the base of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 162.

    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. 118-119.


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    (updated 20 April 2011)