Corgatha minuta (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(previously known as Capnodes minuta)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown wings. The forewings each have two white marks on the costa, a dark spot near the middle, and have a wingtip that is shaped like a hook. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CLVII, figure 32,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 284, No. 293.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 10 (1910), p. 304, No. 5461, and also Plate 157, fig. 32.

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


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    (updated 3 February 2010)