Cophanta funestalis Walker, 1864
(one synonym is Erastria anthracinaM/I> Snellen, 1880)
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cophanta funestalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, with variable pale spots and dark bands. The hindwings are plain white. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Cophanta funestalis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,
  • India,

    and also in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 30 (1864), pp. 964-965, No. 1.


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    (written 19 July 2012, updated 7 November 2018, 7 September 2019, 26 August 2020)