Thermesia cariosa T.P. Lucas, 1895
(one synonym : Oruza leptogramma Meyrick, 1902)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has buff wings, each with sinuous pale brown lines. and some dark brown spots near the middle and around the edges. The moth has a wing span of about 1.5 cms.

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

The species is found in:

  • Fiji

    as well as in Australia in

  • northern New South Wales, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), p. 110.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 118.


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    (updated 27 January 2010)