Anticarsia irrorata (Fabricius, 1781)
(also known as Thermisia consueta Walker, 1869)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with a number of darker dots and curving lines on the wings. One prominent line extends from the wingtip to the centre of the inner margin of each wing. In the natural posture of the moth: these lines are aligned and look like the midvein of a leaf. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


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

The underside is yellow with brown lines and a white spot under each wing.

The species has been found in

  • India,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Johan Christian Fabricius,
    Exhibentes eorum Differentias Specificas,
    Species Insectorum,
    Hamburg & Kilonii : C.E. Bohnii, Volume 2 (1793), p. 506.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 125.


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    (updated 13 July 2012)