Callopistria rivularis (Walker, 1858)
(one synonym : Eriopus xanthopera Hampson, 1908)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is a brown with some white markings on each forewing, including a prominent white patch which protrudes halfway along each forewing margin. The hindwings are pale brown. Underneath, the wings are a uniform brown except for the white patch on each forewing margin, and a couple of indistict wiggly submarginal lines on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • India,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 120.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 12 (1858), p. 867, No. 15.


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    (created 23 April 2012)