(formerly known as Capnodes niphomacula)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
The adult moth of this species has brown wings each with marginal and submarginal arcs of white spots. The forewings also have white spots along the costa. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
The species: Saroba albopunctata is superficially indistinguishable from Saroba niphomacula in habitus photographs. Such photos taken in Australia are more likely to be of Saroba niphomacula.
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), pp. 41-42.
(written 8 March 2019, updated 8 September 2019)