Carmara subcervina (Walker, 1863)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Carmara subcervina
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Gyrognatha atriceps
,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part IX (1893), Plate CLXVIII, fig. 10,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species is brown, with pale broken zigzag submarginal line on each forewing, and a pale mark on the inner margin of each hindwing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Japan,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Taiwan,

    and in

  • Australia.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
    Part 9 (1893), pp. 134-135, and also Plate 168, fig. 10.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera collected at Sarawak,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society,
    Volume 7 (1864), p. 63, No. 302.


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    (written 10 April 2015)