Acyphas fulviceps (Walker, 1855)
(previously known as Charnidas fulviceps)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has plain grey or brown forewings. The hindwings are like the forewings but paler. The wingspan of the moth is about 3 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4 (1855), p. 797, No. 2.


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    (written 4 March 2017)