Rhapsa eretmophora Turner, 1932,
Rounded Rhapsa
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rhapsa eretmophora
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, with a pattern including a dark-edged white dot, and a black-edged orange kidney-shaped spot, and a dark serrated, sometimes spotted, submarginal arc. The hindwings are pale brown and crossed by two faint dark serrated arcs. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Rhapsa eretmophora
    close-up of head
    (Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 12-13.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 56 (1932), p. 180.


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    (written 9 May 2019)