Sophta concavata Walker, [1863]
Varied Hookwing
(one synonym is Nacerasa nana Walker, 1866)
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sophta concavata
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings with a specific pattern of wavy lines and dots in variable colours. The forewings have doubly recurved margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Sophta concavata
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales (listed as Laspeyria concavata),
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.

    Sophta concavata
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 8)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 24-25, 28-29.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), p. 1759.


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    (updated 13 July 2012, 1 May 2018, 5 October 2019, 19 May 2020)