Autocharis mimetica (Lower, 1903)
(previously known as Clupeosoma mimetica)
ODONTIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings each with an irregular dark purplish-brown band along the margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

This species is found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Autocharis mimetica
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 65.


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    (written 22 January 2013, 19 October 2013)