Hypospila creberrima (Walker, 1858)
(previously known as Thermesia creberrima)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has wings that are pale brown, each with a dark submarginal line. The hindwings each often have one or more dark spots near the margin. The forewings have slightly hooked tips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including

  • Bangladesh,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 143.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 15 (1858), p. 1574, No. 24.


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    (updated 29 March 2011)