Saroba rufescens (Pagenstecher, 1884)
(one synonym: Capnodes gillolensis Swinhoe, 1917)
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 reddish-brown wings, each with a variable number of white spots. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


drawing by Arnold Pagenstecher, listed as Alamis rufescens
,
Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-Fauna von Amboina,
Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde, Volume 37 (1884), Taf VI, fig. 11,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library,
digitized by Marine Biological Laboratory & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library.

The species has been found in

  • Indonesia,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-Fauna von Amboina,
    Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
    Volume 37 (1884), p. 228, and also Plate 6, fig. 11.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 151.


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    (updated 12 February 2012)