Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Acontia species ACONTIINAE NOCTUIDAE


Before I start, I would like to point out that a synonym for Acontia is Tarache. So far as I can find, the preferred name is Acontia and the synonym is Tarache, but Tarache this is still used as the genus on a number of sites.
These moths are also very variable in colour and pattern. The result is that I am unable to be sure of the identification of any of these moths, however, since the aim of this blog is a visual list of the moths on our place just outside Toowoomba I still think it is worth putting them on the blog with the names that I think they are, and maybe someone in the future will be able to improve on my efforts.

 Acontia clerana ACONTIINAE NOCTUIDAE







 Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- ACONTIINAE
Genus:- Acontia
Species:- clerana (Possibly)




I think this is still the same species despite the differences.













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 Acontia detrita ACONTIINAE NOCTUIDAE

 


Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- ACONTIINAE 
Genus:- Acontia
Species:- detrita (Possibly)













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Below are the Acontia moths that are likely to be in this area.
Acontia clerana
Acontia crocata  (possibly too tropical for us)
Acontia detrita (Sometimes referred to as Acontia clarissa )
Acontia elaeoa
Acontia nivipicta


There were some other species listed but were under the genus Tarache and listed as synonyms of the species in the list above.

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