Radara subcupralis (Walker, 1856)
(one synonym is Rhaesena obliquifasciata Moore, 1882)
CATOCALINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has variable patchy brown forewings, each having a central diagonal demarcation between a dark basal area, and a paler marginal area. The hindwings are pale brown fading to off-white at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • India,
  • Kenya,
  • South Africa,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects
    from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson
    ,
    Asiatic Society of Bengal,
    Part 1 (1882), p. 183.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae, Supplement 4,,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34 (1865), pp. 1167-1168.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae, Supplement 5,,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35 (1866), p. 1974.


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    (written 28 May 2019)