Savara variabilis (Pagenstecher, 1888)
(one synonym is Savara catortha Hampson, 1926)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Savara variabilis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

These adult moths are brown, with forewings that each have a grey area around the wingtips, one or two dark serrated transverse lines, and two white spots: one near the base, and one nearer the centre of the wing. The hindwings are pale brown shading darker at the margins. The forewing margins each have an elbow. The wingspan of the females is up to 4 cms. The males have wingspans up to 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Malaysia,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Lepidoptera Phalaenae of the subfamily Noctuinae (Noctuidae) in the British Museum (Natural History)
    British Museum (Natural History), Department of Entomology, Lepidoptera,
    London (1926), p. 344.

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-fauna des Malayischen Archipels V,
    Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
    Volume 41 (1888), p. 154.


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    (written 13 May 2019)