Rhapsa suscitatalis (Walker, 1859),
Wedged Rhapsa
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rhapsa suscitatalis
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species is brown, with a dark-edged white dot, and a black spot, on each forewing.

Rhapsa suscitatalis
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    Rhapsa suscitatalis
    head with labial palpsextended
    (Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

    Rhapsa suscitatalis
    head with labial palps folded
    (Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 44.16, p. 450.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 10-11, 12-13.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 16 (1859), pp. 83-84.


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    (updated 13 April 2013)