Corgatha drosera (Meyrick, 1891)
(previously known as Callipyris drosera)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Corgatha drosera
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with an orange marginal half, and a paler patchy basal half, which are separated by a white line which expands to a prominent white mark on the costa. Each forewing has a cusp on the margin. The hindwings are brown fading through yellow to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

Corgatha drosera
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Graham McDonald,
    Weird and Wonderful Moths,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 78 (September 2015), pp. 11-15, fig. 11,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 14 (1891), p. 195.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 113.


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    (uwritten 28 May 2013)