Tropidtamba lepraota (Hampson, 1898)
(one synonym : Tampa grandis Turner, 1933)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has wings that are pale brown, with irregular darker brown patches. The wing margins are scalloped, and there is a cusp halfway along each forewing margin. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including

  • Singapore,

    and also Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Fauna of British India, Series II, Part VI: Moths of India,
    Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
    Volume 11 (1898), pp. 458-459, No. 2739c.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 156.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 195.


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    (updated 10 March 2010)