Sophta poecilota (Turner, 1908)
(previously known as Corgatha poecilota)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sophta poecilota
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have wings that are brown with dark markings including two crooked submarginal lines. The forewings each have hooked wingtips, and a cusp halfway along the margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Sophta poecilota
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 118.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 66.


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    (updated 23 June 2011)