(one synonym is Lophoptera acrogramma Turner, 1932)
STICTOPTERINAE, EUTELIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with various markings including short white streaks at the wing-tip and a sinuous dark submarginal line. The hindwings are black with dark veins and a white area around the base. The moth has a broad pale dorsal streak extending from the head to part-way along the abdomen. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Swinhoe's Indian specimen and Turner's Australian specimen differ slightly, so Turner's acrogramma may be a subspecies of Lophoptera nama rather than a synonym.
Further reading :
New Genera and Species of Eastern and Australian Moths,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 7, Volume 7 (1900), p. 492.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 56 (1932), p. 177.
(written 19 June 2020)