Cultripalpa partita Guenée, 1852
(one synonym : Cultripalpa indistincta, Moore, 1882)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are pale brown with dark markings, including a dark mark near the middle of the costa of each forewing. The males have more and darker markings than the females. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip, and a cusp on the margin. The hindwings have scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in across south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Japan,
  • Philippines,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites III,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 332, No. 1797.


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    (updated 4 October 2011)