Crioa aroa (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
(previously known as Gadirtha aroa)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This adult moth is brown, with dark indistinct ragged bands on each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown, fading toward the bases. The wingspan is about 4 cms

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 15 (1908), p. 199.


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    (written 20 July 2012)