Rhapsa suscitatalis (Walker, 1859),
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   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.

    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)