Saroba maculicosta (Walker, 1858)
(formerly known as Capnodes maculicosta)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has pale rusty brown wings with one small and two prominent white spots along each forewing costa. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Evan Harris, Ipswich, Queensland)

The species has been found across south-east Asia, for example in

  • Borneo,
  • Malaysia,
  • Sri Lanka,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 150.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 15 (1858), p. 1608.


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    (written 21 July 2015, updated 7 April 2017)