Ataboruza divisa (Walker, 1862)
(one synonym is Zagira bicolora Bethune-Baker, 1906)
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ataboruza divisa
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings. The forewings each have a broad pale area along the costa which extends across the thorax and the first segments of the abdomen. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • India,
  • New Guinea,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 213, No. 60.

    Francis Walker,
    Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London,
    3rd Series, Volume 1 (1862), p. 107.


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    (written 18 September 2018)