Brevipecten captata (Butler, 1889)
(erroneously known as Brevipecten capitata)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with two white bordered dark patches on the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The moths have been found in

  • India,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Euclidiidae,
    Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 7 (1889), p. 79, and also Plate 133, fig. 1.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 129.


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    (updated 23 August 2012)