Ozarba punctigera Walker, 1865
Black-spotted Zarb
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with various markings, including a dark band across the middle containung some very dark spots, and a reddish area extending to the margin, these separated from each other by two wavy pale lines.

Ozarba punctigera
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species is found in Asia, including:

  • Korea,
  • Japan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.

    Ozarba punctigera
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 26-27.

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

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), p. 685.


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    (updated 14 August 2009, 8 September 2019)