Acatapaustus leucospila (Turner, 1899)
(previously known as Uraba leucospila)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has forewings which are pale patchy grey or brown, each with a pattern of dark zig-zag lines, and a big pale patch by the base on the inner margin. The hindwings are plain brown. The abdomen in life is pale green but fades to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Duncan Fraser, from Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The species has been found in :

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


    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 23 (1899), pp. 16-17.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 187.


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    (updated 1 March 2011)