Acatapaustus atrinota (Hampson, 1911)
(previously known as Roeselia atrinota)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acatapaustus atrinota
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has forewings which are a patchy brown with a large darker area near each wingtip. The hindwings are a more uniform brown, shading darker toward the margins. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Syntomidae, Arctiadae, Agaristidae, and Noctuidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 8 (1911), p. 400, No. 151.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 171.


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    (updated 1 March 2011)