Saroba trimaculata (Warren, 1903)
(one synonym : Capnodes costiplaga Bethune-Baker, 1906)
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 rusty brown wings with a scattering of pale blue markings, although these turn to pale brown in dead specimens. There are three prominent white spots along each forewing costa, and a pale sot at the wingtip of each forewing, and a pale spot at the tornus of each hindwing.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    William Warren,
    New moths from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 10 (1903), p. 124, No. 10.


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    (updated 4 March 2011, 26 March 2016)